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  • COURTESY PHOTO
    U.S. Navy Reserve Ensign Harold Patrick DeMoss, above and lower left at right, was lost when his F6F-3 Hellcat fighter plane went down on June 23, 1945, in the Koolau Mountains, seven miles from Kahuku Point. Family members are hoping his remains can be recovered from the remote site 66 years later.
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Associated Press Crewmen aboard a U.S. Navy carrier armed an F6F Grumman Hellcat in preparation of an aerial strike on enemy targets at Manila Bay, Philippines, on Jan. 11, 1945. Ensign Harold Patrick DeMoss crashed his Hellcat on Oahu later that year.
  • COURTESY PHOTO
    U.S. Navy Reserve Ensign Harold Patrick DeMoss was lost when his F6F-3 Hellcat fighter plane went down on June 23, 1945, in the Koolau Mountains, seven miles from Kahuku Point.

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