Summary

Conflict Period:
Korean War 1
Branch:
Navy 2
Rank:
Petty Officer Second Class 3
Rank:
Aviation Machinist's Mate, Second Class, U.S. Navy 1
Birth:
29 May 1943 4
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Person:
Louis F Balderman 1
Birth Date: Unknown 1
Birth:
29 May 1943 3
Death:
Death: Died April 15, 1969 in Korea 1
Death Date: 15 Apr 1969 1
Status: Killed in Action 1
Residence:
State: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1
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Korean War 1

Branch:
Navy 2
Rank:
Petty Officer Second Class 2
Rank:
Aviation Machinist's Mate, Second Class, U.S. Navy 1
Service Number:
5445859 1
Service Fact:
Perished on April 15, 1969, while serving as a crewman aboard a Navy EC-121 surveillance mission over the Sea of Japan in support of the Korean truce, his aircraft was shot down. All 31 crewmen were reported missing. He was presumed dead on May 2, 1969. 2

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Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class Balderman was a member of the crew of an EC-121 surveillance aircraft, serving with the U.S. Navy. On April 15, 1969, while on a surveillance mission over the Sea of Japan in support of the Korean truce, his aircraft was shot down. All 31 crewmen were reported missing. He was presumed dead on May 2, 1969. Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class Balderman was awarded the Purple Heart and the National Defense Service Medal.

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