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Russell McKee Childs

Lieutenant Junior Grade, Navy

Born: August 23, 1917
Hometown: Buchanan County, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: March 11, 1944
Died In: over Hollandia, New Guinea

LTJG Childs served as a pilot of of PBY BUNO 08522 that was shot down over Hollandia, New Guinea. In 1938, he graduated from Eastern Kentucky College and was employed by Mingo Lime & Lumber Company in Grundy, Virginia.

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