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Magpie - Any of numerous birds, especially of the genus Pica, related to the crow, but having a long graduated tail and black and white plumage, who are known for their
|47k||YMS-400 moored inboard of YMS-391||R. J. Oliver|
|NR||21 Missing as Minesweeper Hits Mine and Sinks Off Korea
12 Survivors Picked Up and Taken to Pusan; Navy Sure Torpedo Was Not Responsible
The auxiliary motor minesweeper Magpie (YMS-400) sank after striking a floating mine off the east coast of Korea October 1, the Navy disclosed today.
Twenty-one men including the ship’s commander, Lt. (j. g.) Warren R. Person of Pacific Grove, Calif., and three other officers are missing.
Twelve survivors were picked up by a sister ship, the auxiliary, motor mine sweeper, Merganser (AMS-26) and carried to the port of Pusan in Korea.
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Text by Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 05 October 1950, Image 1 courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|01||LT Alan G. Lynn, USNR||15 May 1943|
|02||LTJG Donald S. MacLearn, USNR||1944|
|03||LT Arthur Michael Hayes, USN||January 1949 - April 1949|
|04||LTJG Warren Roy Person, USN||April 1949 - 1 October 1950|
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