Sandlin, Harry Till, 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, 80th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
Service Years
1943 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
Captain

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Riverside, California
Last Address
Kimpo AB, South Korea

Casualty Date
Nov 25, 1950
 
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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Korean War FallenState of Ohio Korean War Memorial
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)51st Fighter-Interceptor Group80th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  1943-1947, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1950-1950, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group
  1950-1950, 80th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  
  1950-1950, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Captain Sandlin was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 90th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group. On November 25, 1950, while on a combat mission, after a rocket pass, the aircraft's wing tip tanks came off. The aircraft went into a spin and crashed..." Source: WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings, Korean War Veterans Honor Roll, Ancestry.com

"Captain Sandlin was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 80th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group. On November 25, 1950, while on a combat mission, after a rocket pass, the aircraft's wing tip tanks came off. The aircraft went into a spin and crashed. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For his leadership and valor, Captain Sandlin was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters, 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."  Source: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Korean War Honor Roll, http://www.abmc.gov

   
Comments/Citation
Note: Captain Sandlin probably graduated from high school in 1942/43 and the World War II and Korean Conflict Interred Overseas database at Ancestry.com notes that he received, in addition to the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross, "Additional Army Awards." According to the U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 at Ancestry.com, he entered the Air Corps from Miami Beach, Florida 23 Nov 1943.

"1950 - While defending Suwon Airfield, Air Force Lieutenant Orrin R. Fox, 80th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, scored two Yak-9 kills and Lieutenants Richard J. Burns, 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, and Harry T. Sandlin, 80th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, each shot down a Yak fighter. These were the first aerial victories made by F-51 Mustang pilots in the Korean War..." Source: This Day in U.S. Military History, June 29, http://tdiumh.blogspot.com

"Name: Harry Till Sandlin
Birth Date: 13 Apr 1925
Gender: Male
Home City: Riverside
Home State: California
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 29 Oct 1951  (Note: This may be a presumptive death date, as it appears a change was made to KIA on 25 Nov 1950)
Processed Date: Nov 1976
Casualty Country: Korea
Casualty Type: Hostile-Died While Missing
Casualty Cause: Aircraft Loss/Crash Not at Sea
Casualty Air: Fixed Wing Air Casualty-Pilot
Service Branch: US Air Force
Component: Reserve
Rank: Captain
Pay Grade: Captain"
Source: Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957, Ancestry.com
   
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