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James Franklyn Lee
Lieutenant, United States Navy
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James Franklyn Lee
Imlay City, Michigan
Born November 21, 1925
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Missing in Action - Presumed Dead
Died December 30, 1952 in Korea 

Lieutenant Lee was the pilot of a F2H-2 Banshee jet fighter with Fighter Squadron 11 aboard carrier USS KEARSARGE (CV-33). On December 30, 1952, while attacking camouflaged supply buildings east of Majon-ni, North Korea, his aircraft was struck by anti-aircraft fire and crashed.

For his leadership and valor, Lieutenant Lee was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Gold Star, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.



Lee, James Franklyn
Born 21 November 1925
Died 30 December 1952
US Navy, Lieutenant
Residence: Orange Park, Florida
Plot: Memorial 40-H
Buried 5 January 1953 (Stone Placed)

Purple Heart MedalKorean Service Medal
Purple Heart Medal                                      Korean Service Medal


Posted: 3 August 2002  Updated: 18 July 2004
Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished
Flying Cross

Air Medal
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