Slade, William Bonner, 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
1952-1953, Missing In Action (MIA)
Service Years
1950 - 1952
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lake City, Florida
Last Address
Suwon Air Base, South Korea

Casualty Date
May 12, 1952
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Linwood Cemetery - Columbus, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War Fallen
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Formal Schools and Training CoursesAerial Gunnery School35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron8th Fighter-Bomber Group
US Air Force
  1950-1951, Advanced Flight Training Course
  1951-1951, Aerial Gunnery School
  1952-1952, 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  1952-1952, 8th Fighter-Bomber Group
  1952-1953, Missing In Action (MIA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1952 Korean War1
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1945-1950, United States Military Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  
  1950-1952, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
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Last Known Activity
"USMA Class of 1950, First Lieutenant Slade was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 35th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter Bomber Group. On May 12, 1952, while on a combat mission, he was the flight leader. After a target run, his aircraft burst into flames and crashed. His remains were not recovered. 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.

"Slade, William B. 1Lt USAF KIA, F-80C, Tail Number: 49-734, "Burst into flames and crashed after target run at 1236L." Source: Korwald Loss Incident Summary,

"Name: William Bonner Slade
Birth Date: 16 Sep 1927
Gender: Male
Home City: Lake City
Home State: Florida
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 30 Apr 1953 (Note: Presumed 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: Regular
Rank: First Lieutenant
Pay Grade: First Lieutenant"

Source: Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957,
1st Lt William Bonner Slade was born in Lake City, Florida and was the son of John Slade and Francis Louise Dunbar. He went to Columbia High School in Lake City and the Marion Military Institute in Marion, Alabama before attending the U.S. Military Academy. He graduated from the military academy at the rank of 2nd Lt. He attended jet pilot training at Sherman, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. and graduated from Gunnery School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He spent November and December in training in the Philippines; then was assigned to Suwon Air Base in February of 1952. Source: USMA1950 - Memorial Articles,

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