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SERV_NO: 4197A
LNAME: BLACK
FNAME: VANCE
MNAME: EUGENE
SFX:  
RANK_Posthumous: LTC
LOSS_DATE: 5/7/1951
Status per Govt: POW
Should be Status: DIEH
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: Hit by AAA over Pyongyang, damaged No. 3 & 4 engines hit which possibly caused explosion, lost wing, 4-5 chutes observed, Navy SA-16 and USS Bataan fighter airc
EVIDENCE_ALIVE: ;Korotkov interr LtCol Black in Pyongyang
EVIDENCE_DEAD: O'Shea & Bonnie Bowling remembers a "Vance Black" from Oklahoma died of wounds in Camp N; Ono recalls a B-29 crew member "Black" died in camp Amann 11/01/1951 witn death Paks Palace
COMMENT1:  
COMMENT2:  
HOME_CITY: FAIRFAX
STATE: OK
BIRTH_DATE: 8/15/1916
NICKNAME:  
RACE:  
HEIGHT:  
WEIGHT:  
HAIR:  
EYES:  
ID_MARKS:  
CASE: A194
KWALD_COMMENT:  
CREW_STATUS: Lt Col Vance E. Black-USAF, POW/BNR, Capt D.L. Chapman, 1Lt's J.M. Adler, J.S. Collins, 2Lt R.E. Hawes, TSgt F.J. Chesnowsky, SSgt L.E. Erickson, Sgt's Rice, St
SERVICE: USAF
DIV_or_GRP: 98 BMB WNG
RGT_or_WNG: 98 BMB WNG
BN_or_SQ: HH SQ
CO_or_BTRY:  
VEHICLE: B-29A
VEH_ID: 44-86371
DEATH_DATE: 11/4/1951
REMAINS:  
DOCUMENTS: RG153_2_F list
MIA_CAP: 32
LIST_944: X
LIST_450:  
LIST_308:  
LIST_125:  
LIST_71:  
Nielsen_Henderson:  
Johnnie_Johnson:  
Air-Intel:  
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National Guardian:  
Moo_Hak_School:  
Sunchon_Tunnel_M:  
CAUSE_of_Death: maln
List_389:  
Peiking_Radio:  
LastKnownAlive_DT:  
WITH: 345 BNB SQ
INCident_AREA:  
CAMP: Paks, KangDong
KT_interrogations:  
RAND:  
UTM_Coord: YD0000 (YD0
KWALD: 2105
GRAVE:  
Birth_YR: 1916
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