Burwell, David L., 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 6147th Tactical Air Control Group
Service Years
1949 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bridgman
Last Address
Taegu Air Base, South Korea

Casualty Date
Sep 23, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cemetery Unknown

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
	6148th Tactical Air Control Squadron	6147th Tactical Air Control Group
  1950-1950, 6148th Tactical Air Control Squadron
  1950-1950, 6147th Tactical Air Control Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AT-6 Texan  
  1950-1950, AT-6 Texan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 
 
Second Lieutenant Burwell was the pilot of a AT-6D Mosquito observation aircraft with the 6148th

Tactical Air Control Squadron, 6147th Tactical Air Control Group. On September 23, 1950, while

flying an air-ground control mission, his aircraft was hit by ground fire, spun in and crashed three

miles from Kumchon, South Korea. ** Second Lieutenant Burwell was awarded 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_4407#.U_vIwGOiVVU

 
23-SEP-1950
Time:  
Type: Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American AT-6D Texan
Owner/operator: USAF
Registration: 44-86145
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: -
Phase:  
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  
Narrative:
Attached to 6147th Tac Ctl Gp. Lost 3 mi SE of Kumchon, was working with F-51s, went into spin, wings came off, crashed.
 
   
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