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Max Harper

The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.

Max H. Harper
Rank: Major
Service Number: 11164
Date Missing: 1953-04-16
Unit: 323rd Marine Attack Squadron 12th Marine Air Group
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
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Recoverability Status:
Next Steps: Major Harper was the pilot of an AU-1 Corsair attack fighter with the Marine Attack Squadron 323, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing. On April 16, 1953, while on a combat mission, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire, went into a steep dive and crashed. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** For his leadership and valor, Major Harper was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with 3 Gold Stars, the Air Medal with 12 Gold Stars, 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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