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1Lt Franklin LaRue Peck

1Lt Franklin LaRue Peck

Birth
New York, USA
Death 12 Feb 1943 (aged 25–26)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing - Army
Memorial ID 56753168 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until January 21, 1946.

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Franklin served as a First Lieutenant on B-24D #41-24017, 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Livingston County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 11, 1941, prior to the war, in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as an Architect and also as Single, without dependents.

Franklin was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24, which took off from 5-Mile (Ward) near Port Moresby on an armed reconnaissance mission over Wewak, was believed to have failed to turn a proper course back to base and was lost at sea during the war.

He was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # O-664340

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Airmen who perished on this flight:

Blocker, Robert H ~ T/Sgt, FL
Coston, John F ~ S/Sgt, TX
Hughes, Evan P ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, TN
Kouski, Alexander ~ T/Sgt, OH
Kwiatkowski, Bernard T ~ T/Sgt, NY
Oliver, James F ~ S/Sgt, OR
Pacheco, Joe B ~ S/Sgt, AZ
Peck, Franklin L ~ 1st Lt, NY
Rininsland, Donald A ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IA
Stuehmer, Lloyd A ~ 1st Lt, NE
Wimberly, Olin J ~ 1st Lt, FL

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Please see www.pacificwrecks.com for more information on this flight.

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56753168
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Franklin LaRue Peck (1917–12 Feb 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56753168, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .