USS Langley CV-27 / CVL-27
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May 28, 2010

A neighbor and family friend by the name of William J. Grooms was an Ensign, a Navy F6F Hellcat pilot, and had served on the Langley. Ensign Grooms lost his life on May 15, 1945 while practice Glide Bombing at Jeffer's Landing, New Jersey, as a result of aircraft structural failure according to the report filed at the time of the accident. I wondered if there's anyone out there who would recall William.

Thank you,
James A. Beck
Rogers City, Michigan

Jan. 31, 2010

I served aboard the USS Langley CVL 27 as a plank owner until June 1945 as a Gunners Mate  Great ship.

Don Seaborne
Methuen, Massachusetts

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