Perry, Charles Ralph, 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, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group
Service Years
1949 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Waverly
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
Waverly Cemetery - Waverly, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
16th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron51st Fighter-Interceptor Group
  1950-1950, 16th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1950-1950, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group
 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 Shooting Star
Owner/operator: USAF
Registration: 49-589
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: -
Phase:  
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  
Narrative:
Attached to 51st Ftr-Int Gp. Returning from armed recce mission, mid-air collision with 25th FIS acft over Kimpo AB.

Sources:
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/


http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=84116
 

First Lieutenant Perry was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 16th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group. On December 20, 1950, while returning from an armed reconnaissance mission, his aircraft suffered a mid-air collision with a Shooting Star from the 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron.
http://www.abmc.gov/search-korean-war-veterans-memorial-honor-roll/detail/Korea_24923#.U2VWsCgbFVU

   
Comments/Citation
 
Birth:  Sep. 6, 1928
Death:  Dec. 20, 1950

the following taken from the Korean War records on file at the National Archives regarding his service.

First Lieutenant Charles R. Perry was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 16th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group.

On December 20, 1950, while returning from an armed reconnaissance mission, his aircraft suffered a mid-air collision with a Shooting Star from the 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron.

He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. 
 
Inscription:
1st Lt 16 AF FTR Intcp SQ Am Legion marker
 
Burial:
Waverly Cemetery
Waverly
Coffey County
Kansas, USA
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75334275
   
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