Fyffe, Luke Cole, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1034-Navigator
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1950-1951, M 1034, 343rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1943 - 1951
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Marshall, Texas; Sulphur, Louisiana
Last Address
Yokota AB, Japan

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Remains not recovered

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 Unit Assignments
 343rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy98th Bomb Wing
  1950-1951, M 1034, 343rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1950-1951, M 1034, 98th Bomb Wing
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  
  1950-1951, B-29 Superfortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He held the rank of TSgt at the end of WWII and at some point became an officer and a navigator. He was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress bomber with the 343rd Bomb Sq., 98th Bomb Wg. and on Oct 24, 1951, while in formation for a bombing run, the aircraft was attacked by 40 to 70 MiGs and damaged. The crew bailed out over Wonsan Harbor near Triyom-do, North Korea. His remains were not recovered. He is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing, Court 8, at the Honolulu Memorial, HI; at the National Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC; and in Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, TX.
   
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