In memory of 1st Lt. Jerome A. Volk

In memory of 1st Lt. Jerome A. Volk (HMQ7L)

Location: Camp Douglas, WI 54618 Juneau County
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N 43° 55.605', W 90° 15.776'

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Lt. Volk was the first Wisconsin Air National Guard pilot killed in the Korean Conflict. Jerome Volk was born March 17, 1925, and attended Rufus King High School in Milwaukee. Volk enlisted, went to pilot training, and was commissioned during WWII. Later he joined the Wisconsin Air National Guard in 1949. In 1951 he was called to active duty with the 126th Fighter Squadron at Milwaukee. Volk was killed in action over Korea in an F-80 "Shooting Star" Jet Fighter, November 7, 1951. He was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart. In 1957 the State Legislature decreed that this training site be known as Volk Field in his honor.
HM NumberHMQ7L
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 3:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 719714 N 4867379
Decimal Degrees43.92675000, -90.26293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 55.605', W 90° 15.776'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 55' 36.30" N, 90° 15' 46.56" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 620 Independence Dr, Camp Douglas WI 54618, US
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