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'''AM975''' was a [[:Category:Grumman F4F Wildcat|Grumman G-36b Martlet III]]
 
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=History=
 
=History=
One of 36 acquired by direct order for British Purchasing Commission, under Grumman Job No 127,<ref>http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Aircraft/MartletWildcat.htm</ref> AM975 was allocated to 881 squadron aboard HMS Illustrious. On 21 December 1941, the aircraft forced landed half mile south of Carrigans, Co Donegal, Eire, resulting in the pilot being interned.{{#tag: ref|The final fate of the aircraft is not recorded.<ref>http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Aircraft/FAACapturedAircraftHomepage.html</ref>|group="N"}}
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One of 36 acquired by direct order for British Purchasing Commission, under Grumman Job No 127,<ref>http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Aircraft/MartletWildcat.htm</ref> AM975 was allocated to 881 squadron aboard HMS Illustrious. On 21 December 1941, the aircraft forced landed half mile south of Carrigans, Co Donegal, Eire, during a ferry flight, resulting in the pilot, S/Lt Bruce Nathanial Girdlestone RNZN,<ref>http://archive.is/q5V0#selection-3615.1-3621.158</ref> being interned.<ref>http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Aircraft/FAACapturedAircraftHomepage.html</ref>
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The final fate of the aircraft is not recorded.
   
 
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History

One of 36 acquired by direct order for British Purchasing Commission, under Grumman Job No 127,[1] AM975 was allocated to 881 squadron aboard HMS Illustrious. On 21 December 1941, the aircraft forced landed half mile south of Carrigans, Co Donegal, Eire, during a ferry flight, resulting in the pilot, S/Lt Bruce Nathanial Girdlestone RNZN,[2] being interned.[3]

The final fate of the aircraft is not recorded.

Notes

  1. Martlet was the initial UK name for FAA Wildcats.

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