The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Merle E. Franklin
Service Number: 18163671
Date Missing: 11/16/1944
Unit: 716th Bombardment Squadron 449th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Rosette In Place:
Recoverability Status: Possibly Recoverable
Next Steps: A/C last seen around 47 30N, 13 25E; Research at foreign archives is needed; Request IDPFs for all crew KIA.
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