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News | Aug. 16, 2017

Airman Killed During World War II Accounted For (Fazekas)

Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Frank A. Fazekas, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for.

On May 27, 1944, Fazekas was a member of the 22nd Fighter Squadron, 36th Fighter Group, when he was returning from a mission over northern France and his P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft came under enemy fire. His aircraft crashed in a field north of the French village of Buysscheure. His remains were not recovered and the U.S. Army reported him deceased on May 27, 1944.

Interment services are pending; a formal notification will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Fazekas' name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with the others who are missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

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