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Arthur E. Franke

Arthur Franke, WWII

Recent Address: 206 Pheasant Run, Hendersonville, NC 28739
Family Information: Parents: Bertha and Arthur; Wife: Mary; Children: James, Arthur, Doreen; Sibling: Ronald
Hometown: Fort Niagara, NY
Date Entered Service: February 27, 1943
Service Number: 32834498
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 677th
Location of Unit:
Missions Flown: 33
Hump Missions Flown:
Awards/Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal with 5 Bronze Stars,Distinguished Flying Cross,Good Conduct Medal,Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters,Air Offensive Japan,Burma Campaign,China Campaign,Central Burma Campaign,Western Pacific Campaign
Service Schools Attended: AAFTS Buckey Field, CO ; AFTS Lowry Field, CO ; AFTS Lowry Field, CO
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Rank Upon Discharge: T/Sgt
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Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th:
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1949 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; received a doctorate in 1969 from Univ. of Pennsylvania. He was an Electrical Engineer in private industry until his retirement in 1986. He continued his interest in aviation and owned and flew his own aircraft.

Mr. Franke passed away August 3, 2001.


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