Blair, Claude Franklin, Sgt

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Primary Unit
1942-1942, POW Japan
Service Years
1940 - 1942
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Casualty Info
Home Town
El Paso
Last Address
Wink, Winkler County, Texas

Casualty Date
Jun 02, 1942
Hostile, Died while Captured
Intentional Homicide
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot F Row 5 Grave 89

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Battling Bastards of BataanWorld War II Fallen
  1942, Battling Bastards of Bataan
  1942, World War II Fallen

 Ribbon Bar

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
34th Pursuit Squadron, InterceptorFar East Air ForcesUS Air Force
  1940-1941, 34th Pursuit Squadron, Interceptor
  1941-1942, 34th Pursuit Squadron, Interceptor
  1941-1942, Far East Air Forces
  1942-1942, POW Japan
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Bataan Death March
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-35 Seversky  
  1941-1942, P-35 Seversky
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sergeant Claude Blair enlisted on 21 September 1940 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

He served with the 34th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group, Far East Air Force based at Clark Field, P.I.  The unit attempted to fight the Japanese with its P-40 and P-35 aircraft, but was destroyed by the Japanese. The ground crew joined infantry units by the end of December 1941 fighting in the Mariveles (Bataan), Luzon.

He died as a POW of Japanese Forces at Camp O'Donnell, Luzon, Philippines. 
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