O'Dell, Howard Elliott, Capt

Fallen
 
 Service Photo   Service Details
View Time Line
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
1942 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
Captain

 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1920
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by MSgt Richmond Vlymen (Papa Pitt) to remember O'Dell, Howard Elliott, Capt.

If you knew or served with this Airman and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Poughkeepsie
Last Address
Itazuke AB, Japan

Casualty Date
Jul 19, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2014, Korean War Fallen


 Ribbon Bar


Pilot Badge


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
36th Fighter-Bomber Squadron8th Fighter-Bomber Group
  1950-1950, 36th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  1950-1950, 8th Fighter-Bomber Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  
  1950-1950, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 
Date: 19-JUL-1950
Time:  
Type: Silhouette image of generic f80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed F-80C-10-LO Shooting Star
Owner/operator: USAF
Registration: 49-698
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: 1 mi West of Taejon Airfield -   South Korea
Phase:  
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  
Narrative:
Attached to 8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp. Damaged by YaK-9 fighters, crashed 1 mi W of Taejon airfield (South Korea).

Sources:
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/
http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/1949.html


http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=83738

 

Captain O'Dell was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 36th Fighter-Bomber

Squadron, 8th Fighter-Bomber Group. On July 19, 1950, while on a combat mission, his aircraft was attacked

by YaK-9 fighters and crashed one mile west of Taejon Airfield, South Korea. He was listed as Missing in

Action and was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed

on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** Captain O'Dell was awarded the Air Medal with 3 Oak

Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National

Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
http://www.abmc.gov/search-korean-war-veterans-memorial-honor-roll/detail/Korea_23805#.U3fcYCgbFVU

   
Comments/Citation

Capt Howard Elliott O'Dell
Birth:  Apr. 20, 1920, USA
Death:  Jul. 19, 1950, South Korea




Awarded
Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. 
 
Burial:
Korean War Memorial
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Cenotaph > New York Panel 16
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=o%27dell&GSfn=howard&GSmn=elliott&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1950&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=119088368&df=all&
   
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011