Munkres, John Neil, 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
1946 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Weeping Water
Last Address
Tsuiki AB, Japan

Casualty Date
Aug 15, 1950
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Sea of Japan
Korean War
Location of Interment
Oakwood Cemetery - Weeping Water, Nebraska
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army (USA)35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron8th Fighter-Bomber Group
  1942-1946, US Army (USA)
  1950-1950, 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  1950-1950, 8th Fighter-Bomber Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1942-1946, United States Military Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1950-1950, P-51/F-51 Mustang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Date: 15-AUG-1950
North American F-51D Mustang
Owner/operator: USAF
Registration: 45-11454
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: -
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  
Attached to 8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp. Crashed into sea 25 mi N of Ashiya AB, Kyushu, divers found aircraft, SAR effort negative.



USMA Class of 1946, First Lieutenant Munkres was the pilot of a F-51D Mustang night fighter with the 35th

Fighter Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter Bomber Group. He flew over sixty combat missions. On the early

morning of August 15, 1950, as he departed on a combat mission, his aircraft developed engine trouble and

started to turn back to his airfield when his aircraft burst into flames. He crashed into the sea near Fyushu,

Kyushu, Japan.

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