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Franklyn Stratton

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

Franklyn H. Stratton
Rank: Captain
Service Number: 36086
Date Missing: 1951-06-16
Unit: 312th Marine Attack Squadron 12th Marine Air Group
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
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Next Steps: Captain Stratton was the pilot of a F4U-4B Corsair fighter with Marine Fighter Squadron 312, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing. On June 16, 1951, while on a combat mission near Oktong-ni, Korea, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire and he bailed out at low altitude. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on December 14, 1953. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** For his leadership and valor, Captain Stratton was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross with Gold Star, the Air Medal with 13 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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