Crowell, Dean Garland, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, AAF MOS 1055, 5th Air Force
Service Years
1944 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
Captain

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
North Bend
Last Address
Pyongyang, North Korea

Casualty Date
Oct 01, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Memorial Section MJ

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
6146th Air Force Advisory Group5th Air Force
  1950-1950, AAF MOS 1055, 6146th Air Force Advisory Group
  1950-1950, AAF MOS 1055, 5th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
University of OregonUnited States Military Academy
  1940-1941, University of Oregon
  1941-1944, United States Military Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1950-1950, P-51/F-51 Mustang
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Last Known Activity
Captain Crowell graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1944, Cadet Company: C1.

At the beginning of the Korean War, he was the pilot of a F-51D Mustang night fighter with the 6146th Air Base Unit, U.S. Air Force and an advisor to the Korean Air Force (i.e. the 6146th Air Advisory Group, ROKAF). They were based at Seoul when he was killed.

The organization's primary mission was to train pilots and ground crews for the Republic of Korea's Air Force (ROKAF), but it also flew armed reconnaissance close air support missions. The group maintained its own aircraft and kept operational the airstrip at which it was based, which was often nearer the front lines than any other USAF unit.

On 1 October 1950, while on a combat mission near Pyongyang, North Korea, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire, crashed and burst into flames. His remains were not recovered.

Memorial stone erected in Arlington National Cemetery in his honor.
   
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