Lucas, William Francis, Capt

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7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
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Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
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1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
Service Years
1941 - 1943
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Golden Dragon Certificate
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  1943, World War II Fallen

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PER Unit Diary:
07 November  Gunnery hops and interception drills were flown. Captain William F. LUCAS, USMCR, and 1st Lt. William GAY, USMCR, were killed in mid-air collision of their F4U-1 aircraft, during a pratice gunnery hop.  Planes collided while apparently making simultaneous overhead runs on a banner towed by an F4U-1.  Both planes and pilots crashed into the sea forty-three (43) miles Northeast of Funafuti Airfield.  Neither of the pilots or planes were recovered.  Plane bureau numbers: 17585 & 17546.

LUCAS, William F, CAPT, O-007955, USMC, from Indiana, location Ellice Islands, date of loss November 8, 1943 + LUCAS, William F, Captain, O-007955, USMC, from Indiana, Honolulu Memorial + LUCAS, William Francis, 7955, VMF-224, MAG-13, 4th MAW, FMF, Ellice Is, November 8, 1943, accidental death + LUCAS, William F., Captain, USMCR. Wife, Mrs. William F. Lucas, 2218 Myra St., Jacksonville, Fla

Capt William Francis Lucas, pilot, was declared Missing on 8 Nov 1943.

Body Not Recovered
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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Unit Assignments
MARTD NAS Jacksonville, FLAviation UnitsMarine Aviation Training Support Groups (MATSG)VMF-224
Missing In Action
  1941-1941, 0100, MARTD NAS Jacksonville, FL
  1941-1942, 7599, Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD) Jacksonville FL
  1942-1943, 7598, MATSG Jacksonville, FL
  1943-1943, 7598, VMF-224
  1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/American Theater
 Colleges Attended
Indiana University
  1933-1937, Indiana University
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