Jane L. Eldridge

Korean War
RankEnsign U.S. Navy
Date of DeathSeptember 19 1950
National Defense Service Medal
Ensign Eldridge was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Ensign Eldridge served as a nurse with the U.S. Navy. She was enroute to Tokyo to aid the Korean wounded. On September 19, 1950, she was a passenger of a C-54 Skymaster transport from Kwajalein to Japan. The aircraft crashed and exploded shortly after takeoff killing all 26 Naval personnel on board.