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Air Station mourns the loss of one of its own as Marine pilot dies in crash in Japan

A Marine Corps pilot killed after ejected from his F/A 18 Hornet in Japan has been identified. Capt. James E. Frederick was with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, which is based at MCAS Beaufort.

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8 miles a minute: Capt. Jake Frederick on the challenges of flying F/A 18 Hornets

Capt. James "Jake" Frederick talks about the thrill, pressure and pride he feels as an F/A 18 Hornet pilot with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in excerpts from a Nov. 27, 2013, interview at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Capt. Frederick, 32, was killed after he ejected from his aircraft during training the evening of Dec. 7, 2016, about 120 miles southeast of a Marine Corps airfield in Iwakuni in western Japan. A Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ship found his body Dec. 8 after an extensive search. Frederick was deployed to Japan from MCAS Beaufort.

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8 miles a minute: Capt. Jake Frederick on the challenges of flying F/A 18 Hornets

Capt. James "Jake" Frederick talks about the thrill, pressure and pride he feels as an F/A 18 Hornet pilot with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in excerpts from a Nov. 27, 2013, interview at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Capt. Frederick, 32, was killed after he ejected from his aircraft during training the evening of Dec. 7, 2016, about 120 miles southeast of a Marine Corps airfield in Iwakuni in western Japan. A Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ship found his body Dec. 8 after an extensive search. Frederick was deployed to Japan from MCAS Beaufort.
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