Pollard, Leon Waddell, Jr., 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, 8th Fighter-Bomber Group
Service Years
1947 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fort Stockton
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 09, 1950
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Sea of Japan
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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 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2014, Korean War Fallen


 Ribbon Bar


Pilot Badge


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron8th Fighter-Bomber Group
  1950-1950, 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  1950-1950, 8th Fighter-Bomber Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  
  1950-1950, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 
Date: 09-JUL-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:  
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: -
Phase:  
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  
Narrative:
Attached to 8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp. Lost at sea in overcast 60 mi NW of Itazuke Japan, SAR effort negative.

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


http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=83722

 

First Lieutenant Pollard was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter-interceptor with the 35th Fighter

BomberSquadron, 8th Fighter Bomber Group. On July 9, 1950, he became lost in a heavy overcast about 60

milesnorthwest of Itazuke Air Base, Japan and crashed. He was presumed dead on July 10, 1951. His

remains were not recovered.
http://www.abmc.gov/search-korean-war-veterans-memorial-honor-roll/detail/Korea_25404#.U2gSCigbFVU

 

   
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