Beaty, Sherman Randolph, Col

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1082-Pilot, B-26
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1952-1953, AAF MOS 1082, HQ Squadron , 3rd Bombardment Wing, Light
Service Years
1938 - 1954
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hoquiam, WA
Last Address
Kunsan AB, South Korea

Casualty Date
Apr 01, 1953
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cemetery Unknown

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Korean War Fallen
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Command Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
555th Bombardment Squadron, Medium 386th Bombardment Group, Medium3rd Bombardment Wing, Light
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1082, 555th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1082, 386th Bombardment Group, Medium
  1952-1953, AAF MOS 1082, HQ Squadron , 3rd Bombardment Wing, Light
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-26 Marauder  B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader  
  1942-1945, B-26 Marauder
  1943-1953, B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader
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Last Known Activity

Sherman Randolph Beaty

Hoquiam, Washington

Born October 17, 1916

Colonel, U.S. Air Force
Service Number 7323A
Missing in Action - Presumed Dead
Died April 1, 1953 in Korea
Colonel Beaty was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was the wing commander and the pilot on a B-26C Invader bomber with Headquarters Squadron, 3rd Bomber Wing based at Kunsan Air Force Base (K-8), Korea.

On April 1, 1953, while on a night intruder mission, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and it landed in a rice paddy. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on April 2, 1954.

His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

For his leadership and valor, Colonel Beaty was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
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