Cave, James Albert, A1C

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Last Rank
Airman 1st Class
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1952-1953, Missing In Action (MIA)
Service Years
1951 - 1952
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Airman 1st Class

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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Stanley, Virginia
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
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Body Never Recovered

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
13th Bombardment Squadron, Light, Night Intruder3rd Bomb WingUS Air Force
  1952-1952, 13th Bombardment Squadron, Light, Night Intruder
  1952-1952, 3rd Bomb Wing
  1952-1953, Missing In Action (MIA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1952 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader  
  1951-1952, B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Airman First Class Cave was the tail gunner of a B-26C Invader with the 13th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Wing. On June 5, 1952, while on a night intrusion mission, his aircraft departed Kunsan Airfield (K-8), South 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 Monuments 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
   
Comments/Citation
James Albert Cave was born in Stanley, Page County, Virginia. He entered basic training on April of 1951, completing training on 26 July 1951. Sources: http://www.findagrave.com & http://www.koreanwar.org
   
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