Date of Incident02/07/1951
ConflictKorean War 1950-1953
UnitFighter Squadron 24, USS Valley Forge (CV 45)
StatusMissing in Action
Ensign Martin was the pilot of a F-4U4 Corsair fighter aircraft # 0976 with Fighter Squadron 24 aboard the carrier USS VALLEY FORGE (CV 45). On February 7, 1951, on take-off from the carrier deck, his plane crashed. His remains were not recovered. Catapult launch accident off east coast of Korea. Search and rescue helicopter from the USS Princeton participated in unsuccessful rescue effort.
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