1LT Laurence Coe Layton
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1LT Laurence Coe Layton

Birth
USA
Death 2 Sep 1951 (aged 22)
North Korea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Memorial ID 45833340 · View Source
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First Lieutenant Layton was from Georgetown, Delaware.

He was the pilot of a F-86A Sabrejet fighter interceptor with the 335th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Group.

On September 2, 1951, while on a combat mission, his flight of two F-86s fought with a flight of six MiG-15s.

When his aircraft was hit, he bailed out near the mouth of the Chongchon River.

He was listed as "Missing in Action" and was presumed dead on March 31, 1954.

Laurence was awarded an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart.

Service Number AO-1910250

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 27 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 45833340
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Laurence Coe Layton (17 Sep 1928–2 Sep 1951), Find a Grave Memorial no. 45833340, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .