Gilliam, Patteson, 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
1948 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Tsuiki AB, Japan

Casualty Date
Aug 22, 1950
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Blandford Cemetery - Petersburg, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Ward KK, Section 13, Square 3

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  1950, Korean War Fallen

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army (USA)35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron8th Fighter-Bomber Group
  1944-1948, 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
  1944-1948, 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: 22-AUG-1950
Type: Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American F-51D Mustang
Owner/operator: USAF
Registration: 44-74398
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. Hit by gnd fire on strafing run, crashed approx. 5 mi NE of Chonano-dong.



USMA Class of 1948, First Lieutenant Gilliam was the pilot of a F-51D Mustang night fighter with the 35th

Fighter Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter Bomber Group. On August 22, 1950. while on a combat mission, his

aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire, as he made a strafing run over Uisong, Korea and crashed 5

miles northeast of Chonano-dong, South Korea. ** For his leadership and valor, First Lieutenant Gilliam was

awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 2 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.


Birth:  Aug. 31, 1926
Death:  Aug. 22, 1950
Blandford Cemetery
Petersburg City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Ward KK, Section 13, Square 3
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