Russell, Walter R., Capt

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Last Rank
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
1944 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Tsuiki Air Base, Japan

Casualty Date
Sep 16, 1950
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korean War
Location of Interment
Terrace Heights Memorial Park - Yakima, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Block 27

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
HQ 8th Fighter-Bomber Wing, 8th Fighter Bomber Wing8th Fighter-Bomber Group
  1950-1950, HQ 8th Fighter-Bomber Wing, 8th Fighter Bomber Wing
  1950-1950, 8th Fighter-Bomber Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1950-1950, P-51/F-51 Mustang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Captain Russell was a member of Headquarters, 8th Fighter Bomber Wing. On September 16, 1950,

he was the pilot of a F-51D Mustang night fighter from the 35th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter

Bomber Group. While on a combat mission, his aircraft disappeared after making a bombing run.

Captain Russell was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service

Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


Date: 16-SEP-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: 44-75016
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. Disappeared after making bombing run.



Birth: Sep. 21, 1923
North Dakota, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1950

Killed in Korea as the pilot of an aircraft
Resident of Yakima, WA
Terrace Heights Memorial Park
Yakima County
Washington, USA
Plot: Block 27
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