Charles Abbott Harker, Jr.

Charles Abbott Harker, Jr. (HM1S4N)

Location: Cranford, NJ 07016 Union County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 39.682', W 74° 18.476'

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First Lieutenant, USAF F-84 Pilot, 311th Fighter Bomber Sq., 56th Fighter-Bomber Gp.

B. September 1, 1930, Bayonne, NJ, M.I.A. May 4, 1953 over North Korea, Graduate, Cranford High School 1948.

In 1993, forty years after the Korean War, the United States government presented evidence to the Russian government that hundreds of American prisoners were secretly transported to the Soviet Union and never heard from again. Charles Harker is listed among those likely to have been retained by the Soviets. "I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings and touched the face of God." J. Magee.

Dedicated in honor and remembrance of Lt. Harker and all the M.I.A.'s by his classmates, Cranford High School class of 1948...April 30, 1994.
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HM NumberHM1S4N
Year Placed1994
Placed ByCranford High School class of 1948
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 558500 N 4501396
Decimal Degrees40.66136667, -74.30793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 39.682', W 74° 18.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 39' 40.92" N, 74° 18' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)201, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 420 Riverside Dr, Cranford NJ 07016, US
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