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Rank; Ensign Howard Parker Jr.
Unit/placed; Fighter Squadron VF-3 based on USS Yorktown (CV-10), United States Naval Reserve.
Howard was born on 1922 in Hobart, Indiana.
Howard entered the service from Indiana with service-number # 0-355209.
Howard Parker Jr. was Killed in Action during the landing, he had engine problems and attempted an emergency landing on the USS Wasp (CV-18 ). His engine failed on the cross-leg approach to the carrier and he went into the water. A search was made but no survivor was found, on Jan 20, 1945, Ensign Howard Parker Jr. Is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and WWII Victory Medal.
Howard is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
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