Workman, John Charles, LT

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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1950-1952, 131X, USS Valley Forge (CV-45)
Service Years
1948 - 1952
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Evanston
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 20, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLAdvanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.VF-194 Red Lightning - Yellow DevilsUSS Valley Forge (CV-45)
  1948-1948, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1948-1949, 139X, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1949-1952, 131X, VF-194 Red Lightning - Yellow Devils
  1950-1952, 131X, USS Valley Forge (CV-45)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1952-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
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Last Known Activity
On 11 December 1951, Valley Forge launched her first air strikes in railway interdiction. Rockets, cannon fire, and bombs from the ship's embarked air group, and those of her sister ships also on station, hammered at North Korean railway targets—lines, junctions, marshaling yards, and rolling stock. Anything that could possibly permit the enemy to move his forces rapidly by rail came under attack. By June, Valley Forge's train-busting Skyraiders, Corsairs, and Panthers had severed communist rail lines in at least 5,346 places.
   
Comments/Citation
LOCATION: NORTH KOREA NEAR WONSAN
Lieutenant Workman was the pilot of an AD-3 Skyraider dive bomber with Fighter Squadron, aboard carrier USS VALLEY FORGE (CV-45). On April 20, 1952, while on a combat mission over Wonsan, North Korea, his aircraft was struck by small arms fire and caught fire. He bailed out but his parachute failed to open.
   
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