Du Breuil, Rafael Anthony, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1951-1953, Missing In Action (MIA)
Service Years
1950 - 1951
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Miami, Florida
Last Address
Suwon Air Base, South Korea

Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1951
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
36th Fighter-Bomber Squadron8th Fighter-Bomber GroupUS Air Force
  1951-1951, 36th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  1951-1951, 8th Fighter-Bomber Group
  1951-1953, Missing In Action (MIA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1951 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  
  1950-1951, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"First Lieutenant Du Breuil was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter-interceptor with the 36th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter Bomber Group. On November 27, 1951, while on a combat mission, his aircraft and three others were attacked by 18 MiGs. His plane went into a 45 degree dive and crashed. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on December 31, 1953.  His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial...Source: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Korean War Honor Roll, http://www.abmc.gov

"Circumstances of Loss: 4 Four-ship flight of F-80Cs attacked by 18 MiGs, last seen in 45 deg dive taking evasive action, crash not observed." Source: http://www.koreanwarpowmia.net

Aircraft # 49-531 Source: Korwald Loss Incident Summary, http://www.dtic.mil

"Per John Sterans on location and details: One report, Case No. 369 has it at '6228 I' and Case No 577 has the crash location at 'YD 1741.' Date of crash was 27 Nov 51. The remarks were that 'due to snow on the ground it is possible for the pilot to parachute from 19,000 ft and not be seen.' On report from a Russian pilot, Major Os'kin, states he shot down an F80 on that date at that location and his report indicated the pilot was captured. However, a report of Soviet Air-to-Air Victories reports that a Russian pilot named Vasili Ostapenko shot down Ray Du Breuil on that date." Source: http://www.koreanwar.org

1st Lt. Rafael Anthony Du Breuil was the son of George W. and Virginia Du Breuil. He attended Miami Jackson High School, graduating in 1947.

"Name: Rafael Anthony Dubrevil
Birth Date: 18 Nov 1929
Gender: Male
Home City: Miami
Home State: Florida
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 31 Dec 1953 (Presumptive death date)
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: First Lieutenant
Pay Grade: First Lieutenant"
Source: Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957, Ancestry.com

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