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Lieut William Charles Blackford, Jr
Birth: May 3, 1924
Eureka
Humboldt County
California, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1953

US Navy Reserves
Korea

The son of William C and Esther L. Blackford

Lieutenant Blackford was the pilot of a F4U-4 Corsair fighter with Fighter Squadron 152 aboard the USS PRINCETON (CV-37). July 26, 1953, while on a reconnaissance mission over enemy territory, his aircraft was shot down by anti-aircraft fire. His remains were not recovered.

For his leadership and valor, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 3 Gold Stars, the Navy Commendation Ribbon, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

He is also identified on the Korean War Memorial in Dayton, Ohio.
 
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
 
Created by: Thom Painter
Record added: Jun 13, 2009
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Angel Day Blessings. May you rest in peace.
- wings214
 Added: Jul. 27, 2014

- Beth
 Added: May. 26, 2014
Birthday blessings. Rest in peace, Lt. Blackford.
- A Marine's Daughter & Army Mom
 Added: May. 3, 2014
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