Caldwell, Richard Bruce, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Primary Unit
1950-1952, 19th Bombardment Wing, Medium
Service Years
1947 - 1952
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wauzeka, WI
Last Address
Kadena AB, Okinawa

Casualty Date
Jan 23, 1952
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Sea of Japan
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War FallenState of Ohio Korean War Memorial
  1952, Korean War Fallen
  2016, State of Ohio Korean War Memorial [Verified]

 Ribbon Bar

Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
93rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy - Indian Outlaws19th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1950-1952, 93rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy - Indian Outlaws
  1950-1952, 19th Bombardment Wing, Medium
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1952 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  
  1950-1952, B-29 Superfortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Some of crew members were able to escape by parachuting from the aircraft with the help of SSgt. Law who remained on the plane, apparently unable to escape without help (according to persons who served on that aircraft with him). These men were captured by the North Koreans.

Crew Lost:
1st Lt. James Argetis, MIA
Cpl James L. Bell, MIA
SSgt. Richard B. Caldwell, MIA
Capt. William R. Fisher, MIA
SSgt. Asa Law, MIA
1st Lt. Hugh K. Thomson, MIA

Crew POW and Returned in "Operation Big Switch":
1st Lt. Bartus H. Carter
Cpl. Roderick G. Conn
1st Lt. Thomas L. Eyres
MSgt. Carrell T. Hodges
Capt. Garold B. Kubicek
PFC David Lewis
Cpl. George A. Wedsworth
Cpl. Travis C. Weldon

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