|Death: ||Aug. 6, 1945, Myanmar (Burma)|
Franklin served as a Staff Sergeant on B-24 "Poco Moco" (#44-49451), 375th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Oxford County, Maine prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on July 17, 1941, prior to the war, in Portland, Maine. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
Franklin was declared "Missing In Action" over Burma during the war and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, and Air Medal.
He was not officially declared as being dead by the military until August 7, 1946, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.
Service # 11029241
Airmen who perished on B-24 (#44-49451):
Ferguson, David R ~ Sgt, Massachusetts
Luce, Rolland J, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, New York
Ringler, Ray A ~ FO, Pennsylvania
Shirley, James B ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Georgia
Sturtevant, Franklin D ~ S/Sgt, Maine
Whiteman, Charles E ~ T/Sgt, Colorado
( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets Of The Missing
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56774145