Prebbanow, James C., 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, 5th Air Force
Service Years
1945 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home Town
Wisconsin Rapids
Last Address
Johnson Air Force Base, Japan

Date of Passing
Sep 25, 1950
Location of Interment
Forest Hill Cemetery - Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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First Lieutenant Prebbanow was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was a pilot of an F-80

"Shooting Star" Fighter with the 41st Fighter Interceptor-Squadron, stationed at Johnson Air Force

Base, Japan. On September 25, 1950, he was killed in a plane crash at Misawa Air Force Base, Japan.

  First Lieutenant Prebbanow was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal,

the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War

Service Medal, the American Theater Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.


Date: 24-SEP-1950
Type: Silhouette image of generic f80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star
Owner/operator: United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 49-0681
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: 2 Mi NE Misawa AB -   Japan
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  



Other Comments:

Birth: Jun. 5, 1925
Death: Sep. 24, 1950

WWII Wis 1st Lt; 41 FTR INTCP SQ AF 5 AF Japan
Note: Son of Irvin & Helen
Forest Hill Cemetery
Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County
Wisconsin, USA

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