Ploger, Francis James, ARM3c

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
ARM-0000-Aviation Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Radioman
Primary Unit
1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Franklin (CV-13)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Panama Canal
ARM-Aviation Radioman

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Peru, IL
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Cape Engano
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar
Combat Air Crew Wings with 3 Stars

 
 Duty Stations
(ARM) Aviation Radioman SchoolAviation Free Gunnery SchoolVT-13NAS Oceana, VA
USS Franklin (CV-13)
  1942-1942, ARM-0000, (ARM) Aviation Radioman School
  1942-1943, ARM-0000, Aviation Free Gunnery School
  1943-1944, ARM-0000, VT-13
  1943-1944, ARM-0000, NAS Oceana, VA
  1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Franklin (CV-13)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Samar
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Surigao Strait
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Sibuyan Sea
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Cape Engano
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
VT-13
TBM-1C AVENGER
PILOT: ENS THOMAS P. BROOKS Jr.
CREWMAN: AOM1c HAROLD J. SHANE
CREWMAN: ARM3c FRANCIS J. PLOGER
THEIR AIRCRAFT WAS SHOT DOWN BY ANTI-AIRCRAFT FIRE
DURING THE BATTLE OF CAPE ENGANO ON 25 OCT 1944.
   
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