Eason, Theon O., 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group
Service Years
1949 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Apopka
Last Address
Kimpo Air Base, South Korea

Casualty Date
Oct 19, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cemetery Unknown

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USAAF Training Command25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron51st Fighter-Interceptor Group
  1950-1950, USAAF Training Command
  1950-1950, 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1950-1950, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  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
"Second Lieutenant Eason was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group. On October 19, 1950, while on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire 15 miles north of Pyongyang, North Korea, crashed and burst into flames. ..." Source: Korean War Veterans Honor Roll, WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings, Ancestry.com
   
Comments/Citation
Theon Ollif Eason was the son of Theon Eason and Gertrude Davis. He graduated from Pilot Class 1950A at Williams AFB, Arizona in a class of 67 cadets and 12 student officers on March 29, 1950.

"Name: Theon O Eason
Gender: Male
Home City: Apopka
Home State: Florida
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 4 Nov 1950 (Note: final determination of death)
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: Second Lieutenant
Pay Grade: Second Lieutenant"
Source: Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957, Ancestry.com


   
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