1943 US Navy Casuality-who was he?

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    Interesting, why would they take the time to create the marker in another language?
     
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    Oddly enough, I just came across some info on this while looking for something else...

    The grave belongs to F/O Joseph Levy, piloting a P-40 attached to the 18th FS, 343rd FG, 11th AF, USAAF. His mission was to attack the Japanese targets on Kiska from his base at Amchitka Airfield and while he was conducting his attack, was shot down and killed by Japanese AA fire.

    This occured 24 July 1943.
     
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    I think the marker was a message to the US troops as the island garrison retreated 4 days later.
     
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