Haas, John Lincoln, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1093-Pilot, VHB
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1951-1951, 307th Bombardment Wing, Very Heavy
Service Years
1943 - 1951
Captain

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia
Last Address
Kadena AB, Okinawa

Casualty Date
Mar 19, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War Fallen
  2014, Korean War Fallen


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Aircrew Officer (basic)


 
 Unit Assignments
370th Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy307th Bombardment Wing,  Very Heavy
  1951-1951, 370th Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy
  1951-1951, 307th Bombardment Wing, Very Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  
  1951-1951, B-29 Superfortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Date: 18-MAR-1951
Time:  
Type: Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29A Superfortress
Owner/operator: USAF
Registration: 44-69656
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: -
Phase:  
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  
Narrative:
Attached to 307th Bmb Wg. Engine fire, some crew members bailed out off Okinawa, aircraft later recovered safely at Kadena AB, 2nd ARSq conducted air and land SAR effort in the Bolo Point area, Naha crash boat conducted surface search.

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





 

Captain Haas was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 370th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Wing. On March 19, 1951, while on a combat mission, an aircraft's engine burst into flames. Most of the crew bailed out. He was listed as Killed in Action. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
http://www.abmc.gov/search-korean-war-veterans-memorial-honor-roll/detail/Korea_12879#.U2ViSygbFVU

 

   
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