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Frank Farnsley
Frank Farnsley Baton Rouge National Convention 1998
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Street:  898 E VIXEN DR City & State: BLOOMINGTON, IN E-Mail: 
Zip: 47408-9312 Phone:  Spouse: Clara
Conflict: WW II Service Branch: Army Air Corp Unit: 98 BG 343 BS
Theater: ETO Where Captured: Hungry Date Captured: 06/26/44
Camps Held In: STALAG LUFT IV How Long Interned: 0 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: Age at Capture: 20
Medals Received: Air Medal, Purple Heart,POW Medal
Military Job: T/SGT Company: High Schools
Occupation after War:  Teacher and Principal



Mr. Farnsley received solitary confinement in Hungry for 19 days after his capture. He was on a forced march for 87 days during which he received a fungus and frost bite that plagued him for the rest of his life. While he was in the Army Air Corps. he was a T/Sgt. and flew on 38 missions.


Message to Future Generations:

It was worth it. Only young men can fight wars.

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