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SERV_NO: O-508154
LNAME: FREITAS
FNAME: LEO
MNAME: THOMAS
SFX:  
RANK_Posthumous: LTJG
LOSS_DATE: 11/21/1952
Status per Govt: KIA
Should be Status:  
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: On take-off, crashed into water 250 yds ahead of carrier, disintegrated
EVIDENCE_ALIVE:  
EVIDENCE_DEAD:  
COMMENT1:  
COMMENT2:  
HOME_CITY: SAN RAFAEL
STATE: CA
BIRTH_DATE: 12/3/1927
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KWALD_COMMENT:  
CREW_STATUS: Lt jg Leo T. Freitas, USN, KIA/BNR
SERVICE: USN
DIV_or_GRP: USS ESSEX
RGT_or_WNG: VF-23
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VEHICLE: F9F-2
VEH_ID: 127201
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WITH: VF-23
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KWALD: 2420
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Birth_YR: 1927
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