Haas, Richard W., 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
1950-1950, 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
Service Years
1946 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1927
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pleasant Valley
Last Address
Kimpo AB, Korea

Casualty Date
Dec 20, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cemetery Unknown

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Korean War Fallen
  2014, Korean War Fallen


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Aviator (Basic)


 
 Unit Assignments
51st Fighter-Interceptor Group25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1950-1950, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group
  1950-1950, 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  
  1950-1950, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Date: 20-DEC-1950
Time:  
Type: Silhouette image of generic f80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed F-80C-10-LO Shooting Star
Owner/operator: USAF
Registration: 49-616
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Kimpo AB -   South Korea
Phase:  
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  
Narrative:
Attached to 51st Ftr-Int Gp. Returned from combat mission over Sinuiju, midair collision with 16th FIS acft at Kimpo AB.

Sources:
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/
http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/1949.html

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=84118
 

First Lieutenant Haas was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group. On December 20, 1950, while returning from a combat mission, his aircraft suffered a mid-air collision with a Shooting Star from the 16th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron over Sinuiju, Korea.
http://www.abmc.gov/search-korean-war-veterans-memorial-honor-roll/detail/Korea_12880#.U2VSEygbFVU

   
Comments/Citation
Birth:  Jun. 29, 1927
Freeport
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
Death:  Dec. 20, 1950, South Korea

1st. Lt. U.S. Air Force, {AO-1903209}, WWII Veteran, Korean War-Lt. Haas died in the line of duty on 12-20-1950 while serving as a Pilot on a F-80C Shooting Star with the 25th Fighter-Intercepter Squadron, 51st Fighter-Intercepter Group.

He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Haas of Freeport, Illinois, and a 1945 graduate of Freeport H.S., and enlisted with the Air Corps on January 29, 1946.

Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Korean Service Medal with One Service Star, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal. 
 
Burial:
Unknown
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