Fleming, Edward John, A2C

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Last Rank
Airman 2nd Class
Primary Unit
1953-1953, 19th Bombardment Wing, Medium
Service Years
1951 - 1953
Airman 2nd Class

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1933
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Breckenridge
Last Address
Kadena AB, Okinawa

Casualty Date
Jul 07, 1953
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Fort Snelling National Cemetery - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
US Air Force19th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1953-1953, 28th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1953-1953, 19th Bombardment Wing, Medium
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  
  1953-1953, B-29 Superfortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Date: 07-JUL-1953
Time:  
Type: Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29A-65-BW Superfortress
Owner/operator: 19th BW, 28th BS, USAF
Registration: 44-69818
C/n / msn: 10650
Fatalities: Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province -   South Korea
Phase: Combat
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport: Airfield K-3, Pohang, South Korea
Narrative:
Attached to 19th Bomb Wing, 28th Bomb Squasdron, USAF, and named "Star Duster". On tactical mission, encountered poor weather at recovery airfield, and, low on fuel, crashed during landing approach at Airfield K-3 (Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea). All 13 crew killed, but only the remains of nine of the crew were recovered:

ABNEY, Donald L. A2C USAF RCV Remains recovered
CAMPBELL, Edward E. LTCOL USAF RCV Remains recovered
DAVIS, Earl A. A1C USAF RCV
DE LANCY, John G. A2C USAF RCV
FLEMING, Edward J. A2C USAF RCV Remains recovered
HARRIS, Ralph L. 1LT USAF RCV Remains recovered
MAPLES, Percy J. A1C USAF RCV Remains recovered
MCGUIRE, Charles F. CAPT USAF RCV Remains recovered
PERSON, Robert L. 1LT USAF RCV
THOMAS, James C. A1C USAF RCV
VANDARWARKA, Clayton W. 1LT USAF RCV Remains recovered
WALKER, FNU USAF RCV Remains recovered
WRIGHT, Kenneth E. A2C USAF RCV Remains recovered

Sources:
http://amthor.org/19/19planes/index.html
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_4.html
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_info_1961.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pohang
http://home.comcast.net/~noseart/starduster.jpg
http://www.accident-report.com/world/asia/korea1.html

 

 

   
Comments/Citation

http://www.abmc.gov/search-korean-war-veterans-memorial-honor-roll/detail/Korea_10342#.U2PWEVcbFVU

Edward John Fleming
 
Birth:  Nov. 11, 1933
Death:  Jul. 7, 1953


A1C, US AIR FORCE
 
Burial:
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: C-14, 0, 10213
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