Schaefer, Paul Laverne, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 131X, USS Boxer (CVA-21)
Service Years
1948 - 1951
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Carlinville
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jun 20, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Body Not Recovered

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 Duty Stations
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLAdvanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.VF-114 Flying/Fighting AardvarksUSS Boxer (CVA-21)
  1948-1948, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1948-1949, 139X, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1950-1951, 131X, VF-114 Flying/Fighting Aardvarks
  1950-1951, 131X, USS Boxer (CVA-21)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1951-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
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Comments/Citation
Lieutenant Schaefer was the pilot of a F4U-4 Corsair fighter with Fighter Squadron 114 (884) aboard the carrier USS BOXER (CV-21). On June 20, 1951, during a strafing attack three miles south of Songjin, North Korea, his aircraft was struck by anti-aircraft fire and crashed in shallow water. His remains were not recovered.

   
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