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Please click on "Contact Us" above and let us know who you are and how to contact you when we learn more about this Serviceman. If you have revisions or additions to anything you see here, please let us know that, too. Many "Sightings" (click above) of missing men referred to physical descriptions, numbers of men, possibly a unit name, a location, and an approximate date. What made a man memorable to others may have been his accent, home town or state, nickname, tattoo, red hair, etc.  The more we know, the more likely we are to recognize him in documents we find.

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SERV_NO: O-028132
LNAME: POLEN
FNAME: RICHARD
MNAME: ALAN
SFX:  
RANK_Posthumous: MAJ
LOSS_DATE: 10/17/1950
Status per Govt: MIA
Should be Status:  
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: Ferry flight from Kimpo to Wonsan, bad wx at Wonsan, lost while returning to Kimpo
EVIDENCE_ALIVE:  
EVIDENCE_DEAD:  
COMMENT1:  
COMMENT2:  
HOME_CITY: PORTLAND
STATE: OR
BIRTH_DATE: 11/27/1916
NICKNAME:  
RACE:  
HEIGHT:  
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ID_MARKS:  
CASE: A198
KWALD_COMMENT:  
CREW_STATUS: CPT Richard A. Polen, USMC, MIA/BNR
SERVICE: USMC
DIV_or_GRP: MAG-12
RGT_or_WNG: VMF-513
BN_or_SQ:  
CO_or_BTRY: VMF 513
VEHICLE: F4U-5N
VEH_ID: 121832
DEATH_DATE:  
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LIST_71:  
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WITH: VMF-513
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UTM_Coord: CU6536
KWALD: 1329
GRAVE:  
Birth_YR: 1916
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