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Troup, Franklin W.



  • Existence: 1921-2014

Franklin W. Troup was a fighter ace who served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was born on February 8, 1921 in Decatur, Alabama. Prior to his military service, he attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Alabama. He enlisted in the Navy in May 1942 and earned his commission as a naval aviator in December of the following year. He was then assigned to Fighting Squadron 29 (VF-29), which deployed aboard the USS Cabot (CVL-29) in 1944. During his wartime service, Troup flew missions over Japan, the Philippines, and other areas of the Pacific Theater.

After the end of World War II, Troup left military service and returned to Alabama, where he opened a Coca-Cola bottling plant. He married his first wife, Margaret Louise Nash Stuart, in 1945. After Margaret’s death in 1991, he married his second wife, Jane Walker. Troup passed away in 2014.

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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