2nd Lt. John E. "Jack" Thelen served in the US Marine Corps with VMF-111. Returning to Majuro in the Marshall Islands from a mission to Mille Island, Lt. Thelen's F4U-1 Corsair collided with another F4U-1 flown by Capt. Albert M. Blackmon. Both men were killed and only 2nd Lt. Thelen's body was recovered.
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Lt. John E. Thelen USMC; Born Nov. 13, 1922; Died May 28, 1944; Serving His Country; Semper Fidelis
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