Flood, Francis Arthur, Jr., LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1954-1956, 132X, VQ-1 World Watchers
Service Years
1953 - 1956
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Chevy Chase, Maryland

Date of Passing
Aug 22, 1956
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Lost at Sea

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Cold War FallenIn the Line of Duty
  1956, Cold War Fallen [Verified]
  2016, In the Line of Duty [Verified]

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Last Known Activity
Lt.jg. Flood was lost along with his crew while on an ECM reconnaissance mission 32 miles off Wenchai, China. The aircraft, a P-4M-1Q "Mercator" (Bu 124362) flying out of Iwakuni, Japan, was shot down by a Chinese MiG-17F. The crew of 16 were all lost.

Four bodies were returned by the Chinese. There is some evidence that two of the crew survived (see links by K. Shaver with its detailed account).

Crew lost:
Ltjg. James B. Deane (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Ltjg. Francis A. Flood, Jr. (Chevy Chase, Maryland)
LT.Cdr. Milton Hutchinson (Cumberland, Rhode Island)
Lcdr. James W. Ponsford (Long Beach, California )(remains recovered by U.S. ships)
AT2 Donald Wayne Barber (Burns, Oregon)
AO2 Warren Edgar Caron (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
AT3 Jack Albert Curtis (Kosse, Texas) (remains recovered by Chinese)
AT1 William Frederick Haskins (Westport, Connecticut) (remains recovered by Chinese)
AO3 William Michael Humbert (Springsboro/Dayton, Ohio)
AD1 Harold E. Lounsbury (Merced, California)
AT1 Albert Perry Martin (Delta, Ohio) (remains recovered by U.S. ships)
AT2 Carl Edwin Messinger (Laredo, Missouri)
AE2 Wallace Winslow Powell (Folkston, Georgia)
AT3 Donald Eugene Sprinkle (South Pasadena, California)
AT2 Leonard Strykowski (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
AD3 Lloyd Lewayne Young (Denver, Colorado)

Lt.jg. Flood left a wife, Dorothy Dickie of Canada, then living at the base in Japan. His tour in Japan had begun in 1954.
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  1954-1956, 132X, NAS Iwakuni
  1954-1956, 132X, VQ-1 World Watchers
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