Faulkner, Ted S., Col Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Last Unit
1944-1944, M 1060, 468th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
Service Years
1935 - 1944
Colonel

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1913
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Kirkland, Washington
Last Address
Kharagpur Airfield, West Bengal, India

Casualty Date
Nov 05, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Indian Ocean
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

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World War II Fallen
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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)88th Reconnaissance Squadron1st Photographic Group
19th Bombardment Group, HeavyAir Force Bases/ Installations468th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
  1935-1936, M 0273, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1936-1941, M 0273, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1941-1942, M 1092, 88th Reconnaissance Squadron
  1941-1942, M 1092, 1st Photographic Group
  1942-1943, M 1060, 19th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1943-1944, M 1060, USAAF Installations/Dalhart Army Air Field
  1944-1944, M 1060, 468th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  B-17 Flying Fortress  B-29 Superfortress  
  1941-1942, B-24 Liberator
  1942-1944, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1944-1944, B-29 Superfortress
 Combat and Operations History
  1942-1942 Missions/Operations/Various Missions over the Pacific 1942
  1944-1944 Missions/Operations/Various Missions Over China & Burma & India 1941-45
  1944-1944 Missions/Operations/Various Missions over the Pacific 1944
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was part of a top-secret photo recon mission to fly over Japanese held islands in the Pacific just before the start of WWII. His aircraft was still at Hickam Field, Oahu, T.H. on the morning of Dec 7, 1941 when the base was attacked and 2 of his crew were killed by a Japanese bomb. In Mar 1942 he flew President Manuel Quezon of the Philippines to safety so he wouldn't be captured by the enemy. He was killed on a mission to bomb the Singapore Naval Base when his B-29 exploded and crashed into the Bay of Bengal with the loss of 11 crew and 1 passenger. His remains were not recovered; he is memorialized at Manila. He was officially declared dead Mar 27, 1946.
   
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Sources:
http://www.468thbombgroup.org/OurLeaders/TedSFaulkner/tabid/98/Default.aspx
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56782293
http://www.468thbombgroup.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=GWf2FcBvKfg%3d&tabid=66&mid=397
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-29/42-6370.html
http://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWII_106826#.VFkswca0JuY
   
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