Bushman, Herschel Lee, MSgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Primary Unit
1950-1952, Missing In Action (MIA)
Service Years
1943 - 1952
Master Sergeant

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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ponca City
Last Address
Chunchon, South Korea

Casualty Date
Aug 20, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Blackwell Cemetery - Blackwell, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
	6148th Tactical Air Control Squadron	6147th Tactical Air Control GroupUS Air Force
  1950-1950, 6148th Tactical Air Control Squadron
  1950-1950, 6147th Tactical Air Control Group
  1950-1952, Missing In Action (MIA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1952 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AT-6 Texan  
  1950-1950, AT-6 Texan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Master Sergeant Bushman was the observer on an AT-6D Mosquito observation aircraft with the 6148th Tactical Air Control Squadron, 6147th Tactical Air Control Group. On August 20, 1950, while flying an air-ground control mission, his aircraft was lost northwest of Waegwan, South Korea. His remains were recovered. Master Sergeant Bushman was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal." Source: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Korean War Honor Roll, http://www.abmc.gov

"Oklahoma - Missing in Action:
AIR FORCE: Master Sergeant Herschel L. Bushman, husband of Mrs. Marian O. Bushman, 807 E. Blackwell Avenue, Blackwell. Source: Department of Defense, Office of Public Information, Washington D.C, Saturday, August 26, 1950, U.S. Casualties In Korean Area, LI 5-6700 Ex 53201-53176

"Name: Herschel Lee Bushman
Birth Date: 21 Jan 1925
Gender: Male
Home City: Ponca City
Home State: Oklahoma
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 12 May 1952
Processed Date: Nov 1976
Casualty Country: Korea
Casualty Type: Hostile-Died While Missing
Casualty Cause: Aircraft Loss/Crash Not at Sea
Casualty Air: Fixed Wing Air Casualty-Non-Aircrew
Service Branch: US Air Force
Component: Regular
Rank: Master Sergeant
Pay Grade: Master Sergeant"
Source: Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957, Ancestry.com

   
Comments/Citation
"Name: Herschel L Bushman
Birth Year: 1925
Nativity State or Country: Oklahoma
State of Residence: Oklahoma
County or City: Kay
Enlistment Date: 22 July 1943
Enlistment State: Oklahoma
Enlistment City: Oklahoma City
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 3 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Farm hands, general farms
Marital Status: Single, without dependents..."
Source: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Ancestry.com

MSgt Bushman is buried at Blackwell Cemetery, Blackwell, Kay County, Oklahoma.

   
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