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CAPT FRANCIS Y. THIGPEN, USN
FLIGHT LOG ID: 553


Service Date In: 11/28/1942
Service Date Out: 01/31/1973
Date of Birth: 05/30/1924
Aviation Designation: Naval Aviator
State/College: Univ of Alabama
City, State: Pensacola, FL

Highest Personal Decoration or Award

Dist. Flying Cross

Theaters/Campaigns

Okinawa, Korea

Aircraft

F4U
S-2
F8F
AD
F6F

Ship/Units/Deployments

USS Essex, 01/01/45
USS Bataan, LSO, 01/01/51
USS Lake Champlain

Associations/Service Organizations

Ret. Officers Assn
Assn of Nav Aviation
Daedalians - Flt 21

Significant Achievements

CO of NATTC Lakehurst. CO of VS-32 Staff COMASWFORLANT. Landing Signal Officer for 5 yrs. 5,240 flight hours. 480 carrier landings
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