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Photo Credit: -Agence France-Presse photo

MAXIMILIEN  PHILONENKO

News Organization: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Died: 1950

Location: JAPAN

War: KOREAN WAR (1950-1953)

Killed with 25 others on July 27 when the military plane carrying him to Korea crashed off the coast of Japan. Born in Russia, he went to France as a youth. During the German occupation, he was sent to and escaped from German labor camps six times during World War II. In 1944, he joined Agence France-Presse.