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WWII Navy Pilots


These are some of the pilots of VF-74 and VOF-1 that participated in the Landing in Southern France. Regretfully, not all pilots photos are available.






Pilots names beginning upper left corner

Lt. James M. Alston, Shot down over Pennautier, France,August 20, 1944, parachuted safely, KIA March 25, 1945 Okinawa, crashed into sea, not recovered..
Lt. jg William N. Arbuckle, KIA, Meze France, Aug. 20, 1944
Lt. John G. Bartley
Lt. Harry H. Basore, Jr.
Lt. H. Brinkley Bass, KIA, Aug 20, 1944, Les Villettes, France
Lt. Neal Baumgsrner
Lt. Cmdr. William F. Bringle
Lt. jg William R. Candler
Lt. Clifford Case
Lt. jg John H. Coyne
Lt. Stanley D. Crockett
Ensign John M. Denison
Ensign Dale N. Deiterich
Ensign Frederik Fenzel, MIA, Lingayen January 13, 1945, failed to return, reported observed detroyed while strafing target.
Ensign Walter A. Foley
Lt. John D. Frank, KIA, St. Cannatt France, Aug. 15, 1944
Ensign Robert J. V. Geldeart
Lt. Cmdr. Leo Horacek


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Copyright, 2003
Web Page January 15, 2003

NOTICE: All research materials regarding VF-74 and VOF-1 Squadrons, including but not restricted to, documents, research, photos are the exclusive property of the French Military Historian and Researcher, Mr. Marcel Ertel, Les Villettes, Haute-Loire, France. The personal photos of various pilots provided by their families are the exclusive property of the pilot's families. Phots from the collection of Captain Harry Basore, USN, remain the exclusive property of Capt. Basore. Mr. Ertel, Captain Basore and the families have graciously permitted me to use the information for this Memory Album dedicated to those pilots. Thank you all.

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