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Paul Piana

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

Paul R. Piana
Rank: Captain
Service Number: 33084
Date Missing: 1952-07-10
Unit: 513th Marine Night Fighter 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: Captain Piana was the pilot of a F7F-3N Tigercat night fighter with the Marine Night Fighter Squadron 513, Marine Air Group 33, 1st Marine Air Wing. On July 10, 1952, while on a combat mission, his aircraft's engine caught fire. He ordered his radar observer to bail out. The aircraft crashed and burned. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on December 16, 1953. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** Captain Piana was awarded the Air Medal, 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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