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SERV_NO: O-429711
LNAME: BATSON
FNAME: ROLAND
MNAME: RUSSELL
SFX: JR
RANK_Posthumous: LTJG
LOSS_DATE: 11/11/1950
Status per Govt: MIA
Should be Status:  
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: Engine failure while attacking bridge on Tongno River, crash landed 1 mi NNE of Kwick-tong
EVIDENCE_ALIVE:  
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COMMENT1:  
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HOME_CITY: SUMMIT
STATE: NJ
BIRTH_DATE: 2/1/1924
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CASE: A110
KWALD_COMMENT:  
CREW_STATUS: Lt jg Roland R. Batson, Jr., USN, MIA/BNR, last seen signalling rescue acft w/mirror
SERVICE: USN
DIV_or_GRP: USS Leyte
RGT_or_WNG: VA-35
BN_or_SQ: ATAKRON 35
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VEHICLE: AD-3
VEH_ID: 122817
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WITH: VA-35
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UTM_Coord: BA7745
KWALD: 2455
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Birth_YR: 1924
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