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LCDR Issac Shelby Best
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1916
Maryland, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1950, Marshall Islands

Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Service Number
Non-hostile Air Crash
Died September 19, 1950 in the Pacific Ocean

Lieutenant Commander Best was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was a member of the U.S. Navy. On September 19, 1950, he was a passenger of a C-54 Skymaster transport from Kwajalein to Japan. The aircraft crashed and exploded shortly after take off killing all 26 Naval personnel on board. Lieutenant Commander Best was awarded the Air Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the American Defense Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

source: Korean War Honor Roll

Social Security Death Index
Name: Isaac Best
SSN: XXX-XX-2234
Born: 25 Jul 1917
Died: Sep 1950
State (Year) SSN issued: California (1952)
*conflict on date of birth

1940 Census
Name: I Sheby Best
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1917
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Maryland
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1940: San Diego, San Diego, California
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Street: Arch
House Number: 4456
Inferred Residence in 1935: San Diego, San Diego, California
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 4A
Occupation: Production Dept
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: College, 1st year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 17
Income: 400
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Charles L Best 55
Lella S Best 53
I Sheby Best 23
Barbara B Best 18
Louise Manuel 25
Shelby L Manuel 0

Body lost at sea
Created by: Robert Thompson
Record added: Mar 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106246106
LCDR Issac Shelby Best
Added by: Robert Thompson
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