Off Point Judith, R.I. – July 16, 1943

15 Miles Off Point Judith, Rhode Island – July 16, 1943

     Very few details are known.         

Hellcat Fighters U.S. Navy Photo

Hellcat Fighters
U.S. Navy Photo

     On July 16, 1943, an F6F-3 Hellcat, (25848), piloted by Joseph Paul Staab, (Rank Unknown) crashed in the Atlantic Ocean 15 miles off Point Judith, R.I.  Staab was assigned to VF-31, and was 23-years-old.  His hometown was listed as Burlington, Vermont.  He’s buried in Kingston, New York.    


Source: Rhode Island Department Of Health, death certificate.

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