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59 years after military crash off Mayport, debris washes ashore - WJXT Jacksonville

News4Jax obtained some incredible photos of what the Canadian military and the family of a fallen pilot thought was gone forever. Troy was never found, and reports say very little wreckage -- only the pilot's helmet and a wheel from the McDonnell fighter jet -- was recovered at the time. 25, 1958, as the day when Lt. William Thomas Barry Troy, a pilot in the Royal Canadian Navy, was lost at sea off Mayport, Florida. It says the 29-year-old was flying an F2H-3 Banshee from Shearwater British Columbia to Jacksonville to train with the U. S. military, but he was reported overdue. Source:

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