Michaelis, Frederick, Jr., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 6406th Aviation Cargo Unit
Service Years
1948 - 1950
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Private First Class

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jacksonvillle, FLorida
Last Address
Pohang Air Base (K-3), South Korea

Casualty Date
Aug 14, 1950
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
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5th Air ForceSupport Units
  1950-1950, 5th Air Force
  1950-1950, 6406th Aviation Cargo Unit
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War
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Last Known Activity
"Private First Class Michaelis was a member of the 6406th Aviation Cargo Handling Unit, U.S. Air Force. On August 14, 1950, at Pohang Air Base (K-3) he was killed by sniper fire....Source: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Korean War Honor Roll, http://www.abmc.gov

"Name: Frederick Michaelis Jr
Birth Date: 3 Nov 1928
Gender: Male
Home City: Jacksonville
Home State: Florida
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 14 Aug 1950
Processed Date: Nov 1976
Casualty Country: Korea
Casualty Type: Hostile-Killed
Casualty Cause: Gunshot or Small Arms Fire
Casualty Air: Ground Casualty
Service Branch: US Air Force
Component: Regular
Rank: Airman Basic
Pay Grade: Air Basic (New)"
Source: Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957, Ancestry.com

Finding information about the 6406th Aviation Cargo Unit has been difficult. If Fred Michaelis was at Pohang, then he was caught up in the Communist push south beginning June 25, 1950. When bases such as Taegu and Pohang were evacuated by the 5th Air Force, some maintenance and other support personnel remained, often ducking sniper fire as they worked on airstrips. I suspect that PFC Michaelis was one of these support staff.

PFC Frederick Michaelis, Jr was interred on August 28, 1951 at the Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk Country, New York. Source: U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006, Ancestry.com
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