Becker, Roscoe George, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 514-Radar Crewman (Designated Set)
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1952-1952, 5th Air Force
Service Years
1949 - 1952
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Tillamook

Casualty Date
Jun 13, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific
Conflict
Cold War Incident - Korean Air Lines Flight 007
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Lost over Sea of Japan

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Medium, Photographic91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Medium5th Air Force
  1952-1952, 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Medium, Photographic
  1952-1952, 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Medium
  1952-1952, 5th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1952 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
RB-29/F-13 Superfortress  
  1952-1952, RB-29/F-13 Superfortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SStaff Sergeant Becker was a "scanner" crew member on RB-29A (# 44-61810) with the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron.

His aircraft departed Yokota Air Base, Honshu, Japan on an electronic surveillance mission. It was shot down by 2 Russian MiG-15's over the Sea of Japan south of Mys Ostrovnoy, north of Hokkaido. ("Mys" translates to "cape"). Two empty rafts were spotted on the open ocean with no occupants..

The crew remain MIA.

Maj. Samuel Busch, Philadelphia, PA (Aircraft Commander)
1st Lt. James Sculley, Philadelphia, PA (Pilot)
Capt. Samuel Service, Berkeley, CA (Radar Operator)
1st Lt. Robert J. McDonnell, Oceanside, NY (navigator)
M.Sgt. William B. Homer, Jeannette, PA (Crew Chief)
MSgt. David L. Moore, Yokota, Japan
SSgt. William Blizzard, Arlington, CA (Radio Operator)
SSgt. Miquel W. Monserrat, Philadelphia, PA (Central Fire Control Gunner)
SSgt. Eddie Berg, Blackduck, MN (Tail Gunner)
SSgt. Leon Bonura, Beaumont, TX (Left Scanner)
SSgt. Roscoe G. Becker, Tillamook, OR (Right Scanner)
A1c Danny Pilsbury, Orange, TX (Camera Operator)
   
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