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SERV_NO: AO-955323
LNAME: ELSOM
FNAME: BILL
MNAME:  
SFX:  
RANK_Posthumous: CPT
LOSS_DATE: 1/6/1952
Status per Govt: MIA
Should be Status:  
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: Crashed and exploded during strafing pass
EVIDENCE_ALIVE:  
EVIDENCE_DEAD:  
COMMENT1:  
COMMENT2:  
HOME_CITY: CHEYENNE
STATE: WY
BIRTH_DATE: 3/31/1924
NICKNAME:  
RACE: Cau
HEIGHT: 6-0
WEIGHT: 165
HAIR: black
EYES:  
ID_MARKS: none
CASE: A404
KWALD_COMMENT: No egress noted
CREW_STATUS: Capt Bill Elsom, USAF, MIA/BNR, no egress noted
SERVICE: USAF
DIV_or_GRP: 18 FTR BMB GRP
RGT_or_WNG:  
BN_or_SQ: 12 FTR BMB SQ
CO_or_BTRY:  
VEHICLE: F-51D
VEH_ID: 44-73038
DEATH_DATE:  
REMAINS:  
DOCUMENTS:  
MIA_CAP:  
LIST_944:  
LIST_450:  
LIST_308:  
LIST_125:  
LIST_71:  
Nielsen_Henderson:  
Johnnie_Johnson:  
Air-Intel:  
AFM_200-25:  
National Guardian:  
Moo_Hak_School:  
Sunchon_Tunnel_M:  
CAUSE_of_Death:  
List_389:  
Peiking_Radio:  
LastKnownAlive_DT:  
WITH: 12 FTR BMB SQ
INCident_AREA:  
CAMP:  
KT_interrogations:  
RAND:  
UTM_Coord: YC5362
KWALD: 1408
GRAVE:  
Birth_YR: 1924
Op_Glory:  
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