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SERV_NO: O-442481
LNAME: BRYANT
FNAME: WILLIAM
MNAME: ARNOLD
SFX: JR
RANK_Posthumous: LT
LOSS_DATE: 11/17/1951
Status per Govt: KIA
Should be Status:  
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: Power stall on takeoff, crashed into water, helo and whale boat SAR effort unsuccessful
EVIDENCE_ALIVE:  
EVIDENCE_DEAD:  
COMMENT1:  
COMMENT2:  
HOME_CITY: ALLEN
STATE: OK
BIRTH_DATE: 9/25/1925
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KWALD_COMMENT:  
CREW_STATUS: Lt William A. Bryant, Jr., USN, KIA/BNR, fell out of helo rescue harness
SERVICE: USN
DIV_or_GRP: USS ESSEX
RGT_or_WNG: VF-54
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VEHICLE: AD-4
VEH_ID: 123923
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WITH: VF-54
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KWALD: 2296
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Birth_YR: 1925
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