The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Rank: First Lieutenant
Service Number: O-826360
Date Missing: 02/09/1945
Unit: 86th Fighter Squadron 79th Fighter Group
Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Florence American Cemetery
Rosette In Place:
Recoverability Status: More Research Needed
Next Steps: No conclusive evidence within the MACR; Where did he bail out at sea?; Request IDPF
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