Kimbro, William Robb, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group
Service Years
1949 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 12, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War FallenState of Ohio Korean War Memorial
  1950, Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen
  2016, State of Ohio Korean War Memorial [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments
79th Fighter-Bomber Squadron20th Fighter Group25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron51st Fighter-Interceptor Group
  1950-1950, 79th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  1950-1950, 20th Fighter Group
  1950-1950, 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1950-1950, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  
  1950-1950, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Second Lieutenant Kimbro was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group. On December 12, 1950, while on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire over Sinuiju Airfield, Korea and spun in...."  Source: WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings,

Another source reflects he was shot down by a MiG 15 piloted by "Perekrest." Source: Korean War Database - Soviet Air to Air Victories during the Korean War,

"on December 12, when a group of Shooting Stars strafed Sinuiju airfield. The 29th GvIAP was waiting for them, and the MiG-15 leader Major Perekrest shot down the F-80C of William Kimbro, who was killed in action. The location of the shotdown coincides in both the Soviet and USAF after action report, but the USAF claims the Shooting Star was lost to AAA defending Sinuiju."

"Name: William R. Kimbro
Inducted From: Tennessee
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Combat Organization: 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
Death Date: 12 Dec 1950
Monument: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal and Air Medal"
Source: World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas,

"His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. Source: American Battle Momuments Commission - The Korean War Honor Roll,

"Name: William R Kimbro
Birth Date: 28 Jan 1928
Gender: Male
Home City: Chattanooga
Home State: Tennessee
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 5 Dec 1951 (Note: Likely date declared deceased)
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 - Pilot
Service Branch: US Air Force
Component: Reserve
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Pay Grade: Second Lieutenant"
Source: Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957,
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