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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-506484
LNAME: TATUM
FNAME: DAVID
MNAME: FRANKLIN
SFX:  
RANK_Posthumous: LTJG
LOSS_DATE: 2/19/1952
Status per Govt: KIA
Should be Status:  
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: Hit by AAA, crashed into mountain, exploded on impact, Side Nr. 102, no egress noted
EVIDENCE_ALIVE:  
EVIDENCE_DEAD:  
COMMENT1:  
COMMENT2:  
HOME_CITY: BATON ROUGE
STATE: LA
BIRTH_DATE: 12/25/1927
NICKNAME:  
RACE:  
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CASE: A448
KWALD_COMMENT:  
CREW_STATUS: Lt jg David F. Tatum, USN, KIA/BNR
SERVICE: USN
DIV_or_GRP: USS VALLEY FORGE
RGT_or_WNG: VF-52
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VEHICLE: F9F-2
VEH_ID: 127165
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WITH: VF-52
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UTM_Coord: CU3848
KWALD: 2337
GRAVE:  
Birth_YR: 1927
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