Arms, John Walter, 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
1953-1953, 6147th Tactical Air Control Group
Service Years
1950 - 1953
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Portsmouth
Last Address
Cunchon, South Korea

Casualty Date
Jun 05, 1953
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 8

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	6148th Tactical Air Control Squadron	6147th Tactical Air Control Group
  1953-1953, 6148th Tactical Air Control Squadron
  1953-1953, 6147th Tactical Air Control Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AT-6 Texan  
  1953-1953, AT-6 Texan
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Last Known Activity
First Lieutenant Arms was the pilot of a LT-6G Mosquito control aircraft with the 6148th Tactical Air

Control Squadron, 6147 Tactical Air Control Group. On June 5, 1953, while on a combat mission,

his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed. He was listed as Missing in Action and

was presumed dead on June 6, 1954. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the

Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** For his leadership and valor, First Lieutenant Arms

was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, 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-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/Korea_958#.U_vNG2OiVVU

 
Date: 05-JUN-1953
Time:  
Type: Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American LT-6G Texan
Owner/operator: USAF
Registration: 49-3548
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. Heavy gnd fire, reports that one crewman taken prisoner.

Sources:
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=86407





 
   
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Lieut John Walter Arms Lieut John Walter Arms
Birth: Dec. 14, 1928, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1953, North Korea

First Lieutenant Arms was the pilot of a LT-6G Mosquito control aircraft with the 6148th Tactical Control Squadron, 6147 Tactical Control Group. On June 5, 1953, while on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on June 6, 1954.

Awarded
Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge, 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 > Ohio Panel 1

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