Oxley, Irad Blair, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
6302-LDO Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 6302, USS Essex (CVA-9)
Service Years
1939 - 1951
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia. PA
Last Address
Woodbine, NJ

Casualty Date
Oct 16, 1951
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
MF 30-4 (memorial)

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Last Known Activity

Lieutenant Commander Oxley was the pilot of a F2H-2 Banshee fighter with Fighter Squadron 172 aboard the carrier USS ESSEX (CV-9). On October 16, 1951, while on an armed reconnaissance flight, his aircraft was struck by anti-aircraft fire near Majon-ni, North Korea, crashed and exploded upon impact. His remains were not recovered.

Service number: 165618

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Perkins (DD-877/DDR-877)Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLVF-172
NAS Jacksonville FL/AIMD, NAS Jacksonville FLUSS Essex (CVA-9)
  1942-1945, 000X, USS Lardner (DD-487)
  1945-1947, USS Perkins (DD-877/DDR-877)
  1949-1950, 6302, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1949-1951, 6302, VF-172
  1950-1951, 6302, NAS Jacksonville FL/AIMD, NAS Jacksonville FL
  1950-1951, 6302, USS Essex (CVA-9)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Treasury-Bougainville Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/China-Burma-India Theater/China Defensive Campaign (1942-45)
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1938-1942, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 19, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant (jg)
  Jul 01, 1944, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Sep 16, 1951, Air crash
  Oct 16, 1951, Korea War Casualties, 1950-1957
  Oct 16, 1951, Korean War Casualty Listing
  Oct 19, 1951, Woodbine Naval Officer Killed1
  Oct 28, 1951, N.J. Navy Pilot is Killed in Korea1
  Nov 08, 2000, The Memorial in Hawaii1
  Sep 08, 2017, War and service memorials
  Sep 08, 2017, USNA Lucky Bag yearbook
  Sep 08, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryKorean War Fallen
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, Korean War Fallen
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