London, Donald Earl, LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
6302-LDO Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 6302, VF-653
Service Years
1942 - 1951

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Denora, PA
Last Address
Punxsutawney, PA

Casualty Date
Dec 09, 1951
Non Hostile- Body Not Recovered
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
In The Line of Duty
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 8 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

Lieutenant London was a pilot of a F4U-4B Corsair fighter with Fighter Squadron 653 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge (CV-45). On December 9, 1951, while conducting refresher air operations in TARE Area, his aircraft collided with another F4U-4B causing it to crash.

Service number: 355201

Active duty 9/29/1942 to 8/4/1946
Reserve duty 8/4/1946 to 1950
Active reserve duty 1950 to 12/9/51

The information contained in this profile was compiled from barious internet sources.
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Valley Forge (CV-45)VF-653
  1944-1945, 6302, USS Bougainville (CVE-100)
  1945-1945, 6302, USS Crosby (APD-17)
  1950-1951, 6302, USS Valley Forge (CV-45)
  1950-1951, 6302, VF-653
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Marshall Islands Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  May 24, 1950, WWII Veterans Compensation Application1
  Dec 09, 1951, Korean War Casualties
  Dec 09, 1951, Korean War Casualty Listing
  Oct 01, 2017, War and service memorials1
  Oct 01, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2017, Korean War Fallen
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