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JOHN  FRANKISH

News Organization: UNITED PRESS

Died: 1944

Location: BELGIUM

War: WORLD WAR II (1939-1945)

Killed Dec. 23 by a German bomb during World War II in a village near the western front. He covered the Allied advance through France and Belgium. The New York Times referred to him as "one of the ablest and best liked war correspondents" in the European theater. He was 30 when he was killed and had been involved in journalism since starting to work at age 15 on a weekly newspaper in his hometown of Ontario, Calif.