Harper, Max Hartwell, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary MOS
7503-Billet Designator, Fixed-Wing Pilot
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1952-1953, 7302, 1st MAW
Service Years
1940 - 1953

Major

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Clarksville
Last Address
Santa Ana

Casualty Date
Apr 16, 1953
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1953, Korean War Fallen

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 Unit Assignments
3rd MAWMAG-31VMF-1241st MAW
  1943-1943, 7302, 3rd MAW
  1944-1945, 7302, MAG-31
  1945-1946, 7302, VMF-913
  1946-1946, 7302, Aviation Units
  1946-1952, 7302, VMF-124
  1952-1953, 7302, 1st MAW
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Monument At: HONOLULU, HAWAII, UNITED STATES


   
Comments/Citation
Book:  “U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and MATS Aircraft Lost During the Korean War”  by Douglas E. Campbell, Page 175
 
DATE A/C BUNO BASE LOST PILOT FATE
 4/16/53
 Vought
AU-1
  129358   MAG-12   MAJ Max H.  HARPER, USMC Hit by AAA, went into steep dive, crashed and burned, no egress noted; pilot listed as KIA
 
 
Distinguished Flying Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Max H. Harper (MCSN: 0-11164), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, in actions against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861 - 1955 (Jane Blakeney)
Action Date: World War II
Service: Marine Corps
 
 
Distinguished Flying Cross
 
Awarded for actions during the Korean War
 
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Max H. Harper (MCSN: 0-11164), United States Marine Corps, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea.
 
General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861 - 1955 (Jane Blakeney)
Action Date: Korean War
Service: Marine Corps
 
   
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