Central Pacific | Unspecified | 68 miles east of Wallis Island

Incident Details:

year: 1943
location: 68 miles east of Wallis Island
area: Unspecified
country: Central Pacific
fatality: fatal
species: unknown
victim: E.H. Almond US Navy radioman
gender: M
age: unknown
injury: fatal right leg & left thigh bitten
time:
species detail:
source: V.M. Coppleson (1962) p.217 G.A. Llano in Airmen Against the Sea p.67
species: unknown shark
date: 17-May-43
activity: S2N Navy scout plane went down E.H. Almond & Lieut A.G. Reading in water

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1943 on the date reported as 17-May-43 - E.H. Almond US Navy radioman, a male aged unknown was S2N Navy scout plane went down E.H. Almond & Lieut A.G. Reading in water near 68 miles east of Wallis Island. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked E.H. Almond US Navy radioman. The attack was fatal