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SERV_NO: 6386A
LNAME: MCCOLLOM
FNAME: FRANCIS
MNAME: N
SFX:  
RANK_Posthumous: MAJ
LOSS_DATE: 1/19/1952
Status per Govt: KIA
Should be Status:  
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: Hit by AAA while on a photo escort mission, caught fire, crashed & burned, Side Nr. R217, no egress noted
EVIDENCE_ALIVE:  
EVIDENCE_DEAD:  
COMMENT1:  
COMMENT2:  
HOME_CITY: MONTROSE
STATE: CA
BIRTH_DATE: 7/16/1915
NICKNAME:  
RACE:  
HEIGHT:  
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CASE:  
KWALD_COMMENT: (AF exchange pilot flying wit
CREW_STATUS: Maj Francis N. McCollom, USAF, KIA/BNR (AF exchange pilot flying with the Navy)
SERVICE: USAF
DIV_or_GRP: USS Essex
RGT_or_WNG: VF-172
BN_or_SQ: 1 FTR INT WNG
CO_or_BTRY:  
VEHICLE: F2H-2
VEH_ID: 124945
DEATH_DATE:  
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LIST_71:  
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Moo_Hak_School:  
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WITH: VF-172
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UTM_Coord: CU741880
KWALD: 2584
GRAVE:  
Birth_YR: 1915
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