Cornelius, Hugh L, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 7598, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1941 - 1944

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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Aztec
Last Address
Durango, Colorado

Casualty Date
Apr 29, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Illness, Disease
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Glen Abbey Memorial Park - Bonita, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
 Unit Assignments
Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FLVMSB-233Prisoner of War
  1942-1943, 7599, Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL
  1943-1944, 7598, VMSB-233
  1944-1944, 7598, Prisoner of War
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
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Last Known Activity

HE WAS THE PILOT OF A PLANE THAT WAS SHOT DOWN ON 14 FEB 1944 WHILE ON A BOMBING MISSION. HE WAS CAPTURED BY THE JAPANESE AND DIED ON 29 APR 1944 FROM PNEUMONIA.


   
Comments/Citation
                                       FIRST LIEUTENANT

                                    HUGH L. CORNELIUS

                                         MARINE CORPS

For service as set forth in the following:

CITATION:

    (Citation Needed)- SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant Hugh L. Cornelius (MCSN: 0-14783), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achivement while participating in aerial flight as a Pilot in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron TWO HUNDRED THIRTY - THREE (VMTB-233) in the Pacific Theater Of Operations during World War ll.

Action Date: WWll

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 233 (VMTB- 233)
   
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