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Conder, George C. (P2, C2, L2)

george_conderCaptain George C. Conder, 31, of Jefferson County, Kentucky, perished on 14 July 1951 while on federal active duty during the Korean War with his Kentucky Air National Guard unit, the 165th Fighter-Bomber Squadron stationed at Godman Army Air Field, Fort Knox. Conder died in a mid-air collision while piloting his F-51D (44-73336) approximately one mile east north east of West Point, Kentucky during a massive flight demonstration near Fort Knox. The pilot of the other aircraft, West Virginia Air National Guardsman First Lieutenant Clarence G. Combs of Parkersburg, West Virginia of the 167th Fighter-Bomber Squadron also perished in the incident. Conder is buried in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville.

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