Ellis, Ralph Alan, Jr., Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
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
1945 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
Captain

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Merced
Last Address
Itazuke AB, Japan

Casualty Date
Jul 21, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, North
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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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army (USA)36th Fighter-Bomber Squadron8th Fighter-Bomber Group
  1941-1945, US Army (USA)
  1950-1950, 36th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  1950-1950, 8th Fighter-Bomber Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1941-1945, United States Military Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  
  1950-1950, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 
Date: 21-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: 1 / 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. Aircraft accident.

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


http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=83740

 

USMA Class of 1945, Captain Ellis was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 36th

Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter-Bomber Group. On July 21, 1950, while on a combat mission, his aircraft

crashed killing him.

http://www.abmc.gov/search-korean-war-veterans-memorial-honor-roll/detail/Korea_9412#.U2kRZSgbFVU

   
Comments/Citation


Birth:  May 29, 1922
California, USA
Death:  Jul. 21, 1950, North Korea

Cpt Ellis was Killed in Action during the Korean War. Ellis graduated from West Point in 1945. He was a pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter/interceptor assigned to the 36th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter Bomber Group. While on a combat mission over N. Korea, Ellis' plane crashed. Initially Eliis was reported Missing in Action. Later his status was changed to Killed in Action Body Not Recovered. Ellis' name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing. 
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
*Cenotaph [?]
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=ellis&GSfn=ralph&GSmn=alan&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1950&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=42149624&df=all&
   
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