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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Service Years
1941 - 1951
AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Home State
California


Aviator (Senior)



Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall Coordinates
Section K Site 3042-B
May 21, 1951
American Defense Service Medal (1939-1941)
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
European/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Air Force Longevity Award
Criteria
It is awarded to all service members of the U.S. Air Force who complete four years of honorable active or reserve military service with any branch of the United States Armed Forces. The Air Force Long... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Air Force Longevity Award
Criteria
It is awarded to all service members of the U.S. Air Force who complete four years of honorable active or reserve military service with any branch of the United States Armed Forces. The Air Force Long... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present)
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1953
Service to 1951
HQ Squadron, 49th Fighter-Bomber Group
HQ Squadron, 49th Fighter-Bomber Group
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Taegu AB - Korea, South
Comments
Comments Pending
1951 - 1951
49th Fighter-Bomber Group
49th Fighter-Bomber Group
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Taegu AB - Korea, South
Comments
Comments Pending
1951 - 1951
Missing In Action (MIA)
Missing In Action (MIA)
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Comments
Comments Pending
1951 - 1951
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
Criteria
The United Nations Korean Medal was generally awarded for any period of service while assigned as a member of the Armed Forces dispatched to Korea or adjacent areas for service on behalf of the United... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Criteria
Criteria for award of the Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal (ROK KWSM) have been established by the ROK government. To qualify for the medal, the veteran must have: Served between the outbrea... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Korean War
Description
The Korean War; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came t... More
1950 - 1951
United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
Rank
Major
Location
Williams AFB - Arizona
Comments
Comments Pending
1950 - 1950
United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
Rank
Captain
Location
Williams AFB - Arizona
Comments
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1948 - 1949
318th Fighter Squadron
318th Fighter Squadron
Rank
First Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
1945 - 1945
325th Fighter Group
325th Fighter Group
Rank
First Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
1945 - 1945
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
European/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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1942 - 1945
Aviation Cadet Flight School
Aviation Cadet Flight School
Rank
[Other Service Rank]
Location
Mather Field - California
Comments
Comments Pending
1941 - 1941
Service from 1941

 
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