Finrow, John Henry, LT

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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 131X, USS Franklin (CV-13)
Service Years
1940 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Panama Canal
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Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Spokane
Last Address
Spokane

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
Naval Reserve Forces CommandNAS Oceana, VAVB-13NAS Wildwood
USS Franklin (CV-13)
  1941-1944, 131X, Naval Reserve Forces Command
  1943-1943, 131X, NAS Oceana, VA
  1943-1944, 131X, VB-13
  1943-1944, 131X, NAS Wildwood
  1944-1944, 131X, USS Franklin (CV-13)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Sibuyan Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Cape Engano
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 
VB-13
CURTISS SB2C-3C HELLDIVER
PILOT:  LT. JOHN H. FINROW
CREWMAN:  ARM1c  HENRY E. BORJA

THEIR AIRCRAFT WAS SHOT DOWN BY ANTI-AIRCRAFT FIRE
DURING THE BATTLE OF CAPE ENGANO, 25 OCT 1944

USS FRANKLIN (CV-13)
   
Comments/Citation
Memorialized at: Manila American Cemetery
Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
   
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