The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Wayne E. Boyles
Rank: First Lieutenant
Service Number: 29971
Date Missing: 1951-09-30
Unit: 212th Marine Attack Squadron 12th Marine Air Group
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place:
Next Steps: First Lieutenant Boyles was the pilot of a F4U-4 Corsair fighter with the Marine Fighter Squadron 212, aboard the carrier USS RENDOVA (CVE-114). On September 30, 1951, after being catapulted from the carrier, his aircraft plunged into the Yellow Sea and sank immediately. He was listed as Missing in Action. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** For his leadership and valor, First Lieutenant Boyles was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Gold Star, 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.
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