Maj Frank Hilliard Blakey Sr.

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Maj Frank Hilliard Blakey Sr.

Death 10 Jun 1944 (aged 32)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Plot Lot 6, Square 27, Survey 2
Memorial ID 30685174 View Source
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Major Frank H Blakey was listed as MIA in New Guinea on 10 Jun 1944. He was commanding officer of the 305th air squardron operating an airfield for the Army AirCorp, he was last seen driving off base to a lemon/orange grove to obtain fresh fruits for the guys on the base. His jeep was found at the grove, but not him. There was a search that lasted about 5 days.

In 1999, the family recieved word that his remains had been located in New Guinea and he was brought home to be interred with his family in Montgomery, Alabama. He was given a heros burial with full military honors from both the US Army and the US Air Force.

His children did not live to see their dad come home, but his grandchildren had the great honor of bringing him home to rest.

Never forget what the US MIlitary do and never forget the POW/MIA, they will never stop looking for them.

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  • Maintained by: Suzy Bryant
  • Originally Created by: Lonewalker
  • Added: 19 Oct 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 30685174
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Frank Hilliard Blakey Sr. (14 Jun 1911–10 Jun 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 30685174, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Suzy Bryant (contributor 47556189) .