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Lawlor, Frank L.



  • Existence: 1914-1973

Frank L. Lawlor was born on December 16, 1914 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He joined the United States Navy in 1937 and graduated from flight training the following year. After an assignment with Fighting Squadron 3 (VF-3) aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-3), Lawlor resigned from the Navy to join the American Volunteer Group in the China-Burma-India Theater. He rejoined the Navy following the deactivation of the AVG in 1942 and later took command of Fighter Bombing Squadron 9 (VBF-9) aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-10). Lawlor remained in the military after war and retired as a commander in 1961. Afterwards, he managed a NASA station as a civilian contractor and worked as a stockbroker in Virginia. Lawlor passed away in 1973.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews

Identifier: 2002-02-13-OralHist
Abstract Collection of approximately one hundred twenty (120) oral histories of Fighter Aces and several non-aces, including relatives of aces, other military pilots, and military historians.

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