Burrell, Jackson Alexander, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1034-Navigator
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Officer)
Primary Unit
1952-1953, Missing In Action (MIA)
Service Years
1943 - 1952
Foreign Language(s)
French
Captain

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tate, Georgia
Last Address
Kunsan AB, South Korea

Casualty Date
Jun 05, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Pleasant Hill Christian Church Cemetery - Cagle, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
13th Bombardment Squadron, Light, Night Intruder3rd Bombardment Wing, LightUS Air Force
  1951-1952, 13th Bombardment Squadron, Light, Night Intruder
  1951-1952, 3rd Bombardment Wing, Light
  1952-1953, Missing In Action (MIA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1950-1952 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
Georgia Institute of TechnologyGeorgia Institute of Technology
  1943-1943, Georgia Institute of Technology
  1946-1949, Georgia Institute of Technology
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader  
  1951-1952, B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Captain Burrell was the navigator of a B-26C Invader with the 13th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Wing. On June 5, 1952, while on a night intruder mission, his aircraft departed Kunsan Air Force Base (K-8), Korea. About midnight an emergency radio call announced his plane was on fire and the crew was bailing out about 15 miles south of Simni-Do Island, North Korea. No trace of the plane nor crew has been found. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial...Source: American Battle Monument Commission, The Korean War Honor Roll, http://www.abmc.gov

"Date of Loss: 520605, Tail Number: 44-35760, Aircraft Type: B-26C, Wing or Group: 3rd Bmb Wg (L), Squadron: 13th Bomb Sq (L), Circumstances of Loss: Night intruder msn, last contact at 23251, crew was bailing out, 13 mi S Simni-do, Crewmembers Associated With This Loss:
Burrell, Jackson A Capt USAF MIA
Cave, James A  A1C USAF MIA
Trantham, Archie P Capt USAF MIA" Source: Korwald Loss Incident Summary, http://www.dtic.mil

"5.06.52 Pavel F Dushin is scored his third and final victory in Korea to demolish its La-11 to B-26C BuNo 44-35760, again from 13 BS (L) - the pilot A  Jackson Burrell and his two companions disappeared in action." FORO RKKA - Actualidad, Historia Technologia, Aircraft LaGG-3, La-5 and La7, http://translate.googleusercontent.com
Note: Thus it would appear a Soviet fighter shot down the aircraft

A memorial stone can be found at the Pleasant Hill Christian Church Cemetery, Cagle, Pickens County, Georgia. Source: http://www.findagrave.com

   
Comments/Citation
Jackson Alexander Burrell was born in Sharptop, Cherokee County, Georgia, the son of Harvey and Mattie Lou Stancil. He was a Freshman at the Georgia Institute of Technology (later Georgia Tech) in 1953, but by September of 1944 he was in Pre-Flight Training at Maxwell Field, Alabama. In January of 1945 he was in Advanced Navigator Training. It would appear he spent World War II in the United States and after the war remained in the reserve. He went back to the Georgia Institute of Technology and received a BS Degree in Textile Engineering. In 1951 he attended the Air Force Navigation School, Central Instructors School at Ellington AFB, Texas, then Combat Crew Training at Langley AFB, Virginia. Source: Submission by T.E. Moore at The Korean War Project Remembrance, http://www.koreanwar.org and James A Burrell - Overview, http://trees.ancestry.com
   
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