An Airman's Story: Staff Sergeant Frank Wright Snook Jr.

Staff Sergeant Frank Wright Snook Jr. was born on May 24, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

His family moved to Los Angeles, California, where he attended University High School, leaving shortly before his high school graduation to enlist in the US Air Force on January 30, 1943, in response to World War II.

Staff Sergeant Frank Snook was assigned to the 431st Bomber Squadron and deployed to the Pacific.

On July 28, 1944, his plane, #42-73018, was struck by enemy fire over the Caroline Islands and crashed. 

Staff Sergeant Frank Wright Snook is memorialized on the Tablet of the Missing at the Manila Ameria Cemetery.


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