Chumak, Edward, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 3rd Bombardment Group, Light
Service Years
1949 - 1950
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Private First Class

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fairoaks, PA
Last Address
Iwakuni AB, Japan

Casualty Date
Jul 06, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section: 33, Site: 10247

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
8th Bombardment Squadron3rd Bombardment Group, Light
  1950-1950, 8th Bombardment Squadron
  1950-1950, 3rd Bombardment Group, Light
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-26 Marauder  
  1950-1950, B-26 Marauder
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Date: 06-JUL-1950
Time:  
Type:
Douglas B-26B Invader
Owner/operator: USAF
Registration: 44-43240
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: -
Phase:  
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  
Narrative:
Attached to 3rd Bmb Wg (L). Destroyed by own bomb blast during bomb run 10 NW of Osan at 2030L, crashed near Paekto-ri.

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


http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=83715

 

Private First Class Chumak was the tail gunner of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 8th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group. On July 6, 1950, while on a night intruder mission, the aircraft's bomb was released at low altitude and its blast destroyed the aircraft. His remains were recovered.
http://www.abmc.gov/search-korean-war-veterans-memorial-honor-roll/detail/Korea_5690#.U2a8ZSgbFVU

   
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Inscription:
Pennsylvania
Private 1st Class
3d Air Force Bomber Group
Korea

Purple Heart
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 33, Site 10247
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