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SERV_NO: O-504418
LNAME: FRANZ
FNAME: EUGENE
MNAME: LEO
SFX:  
RANK_Posthumous: LTJG
LOSS_DATE: 8/23/1951
Status per Govt: MIA
Should be Status:  
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: Part of three-ship element, became separated from flight leader in bad weather near Wonsan Harbor, no further contact
EVIDENCE_ALIVE:  
EVIDENCE_DEAD:  
COMMENT1: accord to family - VF 52 USS Essex
COMMENT2:  
HOME_CITY: NESS CITY
STATE: KS
BIRTH_DATE: 6/4/1927
NICKNAME:  
RACE: Cau
HEIGHT: 6-0
WEIGHT: 135
HAIR: Brown
EYES:  
ID_MARKS:  
CASE: A290
KWALD_COMMENT:  
CREW_STATUS: Lt jg Eugene L. Franz, USN, MIA/BNR
SERVICE: USN
DIV_or_GRP: USS VALLEY FORGE
RGT_or_WNG: VF-53
BN_or_SQ:  
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VEHICLE: F4U-4B
VEH_ID: 62920
DEATH_DATE:  
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LastKnownAlive_DT:  
WITH: VF-53
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RAND:  
UTM_Coord: DT2985
KWALD: 2355
GRAVE:  
Birth_YR: 1927
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