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SERV_NO: O-447929
LNAME: SMITH
FNAME: FRANKLIN
MNAME:  
SFX: JR
RANK_Posthumous: LTJG
LOSS_DATE: 9/19/1950
Status per Govt: KIA
Should be Status:  
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: Took a late wave off during landing attempt, struck the barrier, went overboard, and crashed into the sea inverted
EVIDENCE_ALIVE:  
EVIDENCE_DEAD:  
COMMENT1: Name 'Lt Smith' appears on blackboard Moo Hak school Seoul SK between 8/21 & 9/20/1950. Men were later loaded on train. ?Harry Borie met what he thought was a Jet Pilot Cpt Smith in may 51 at Peaceful Valley
COMMENT2:  
HOME_CITY: GREENVILLE
STATE: SC
BIRTH_DATE: 3/30/1924
NICKNAME:  
RACE:  
HEIGHT:  
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CASE:  
KWALD_COMMENT:  
CREW_STATUS: Lt jg Franklin Smith, Jr., USN, KIA/BNR
SERVICE: USN
DIV_or_GRP: USS BOXER
RGT_or_WNG: VF-63
BN_or_SQ:  
CO_or_BTRY:  
VEHICLE: F4U-4
VEH_ID: 81129
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LIST_125:  
LIST_71:  
Nielsen_Henderson:  
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Moo_Hak_School: ?
Sunchon_Tunnel_M:  
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WITH: VF-63
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KWALD: 2363
GRAVE:  
Birth_YR: 1924
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