F6F Hellcat fighter landing on USS Hancock, circa 1944; note Hancock's camouflage Measure 32, Design 3a

Caption   F6F Hellcat fighter landing on USS Hancock, circa 1944; note Hancock's camouflage Measure 32, Design 3a ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-K-1929-A
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 2 Aug 2010

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Gloria Hernandez says:
27 Nov 2016 04:24:54 PM

My father Rafael L Hernandez served on this ship and was killed October 4, 1944 and buried at sea. Is there any website were I can get information on what happened that day?
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
28 Nov 2016 11:01:44 AM

Gloria Hernandez (above): I have sent you a separate email with more details but Rafael L Hernandez was killed along with another flight deck sailor when a Hancock SB2C dive-bomber crashed on deck during its landing.
3. Gloria Hernandez says:
13 Jul 2019 01:09:43 PM

I am still looking for more information about my father, Rafael Hernandez who died while servicing on the USS Hancock. Thanks

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