reader "h" submitted a comment, and a link to an article about loyce deen. this evening i had time to read the article, and it is beautifully done.
loyce's boyhood and family life are set forth, as were his aspirations for a career in aviation. and, it is noted, that before he was killed in combat he was also wounded in the foot by shrapnel he may very well have sought treatment for the wound, but chose to stay with his group through the fight.
i would suggest that those who are interested in the sort of fighting that loyce deen was engaged in, and interested in the plane that carried him into battle, and brought him home for burial, go to the article by following the link sent in by "h."
the link & article. -- "in memory of loyce edward deen, .... , and all who served aboard the uss essex."
i might add that loyce and his plane were featured in the series "victory at sea," but he was not identified nor the circumstances of his death set forth. the film that i linked in the article on loyce, and that was lined at ace of spades, apparently came from the victory at sea episode "the conquest of micronesia."
john jay @ 03.16.2017
p.s. in stark contrast to the pissants now in hollywood, many hollywood types fought in wwii. one of them, who flew in vt-100 in the same type of plane as loyce deen was the actor paul newman, a machinist mate 3rd class and belly gunner on the tbm avenger.
p.s.s. odd, but typepad/google generated nary one single related thumbnail i might have used for this article, though a-rod and j-low were featured in one. why is that, do you suppose?