Britton, Peter Jack, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1082-Pilot, B-26
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1952-1953, Missing In Action (MIA)
Service Years
1940 - 1952
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Last Address
Pusan-East AB (K-9), South Korea

Casualty Date
Oct 29, 1952
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Cameron Presbyterian Church - Moore County, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army (USA)37th Bombardment Squadron, Medium17th Bombardment Group, MediumUS Air Force
  1940-1940, US Army (USA)
  1952-1952, 37th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1952-1952, 17th Bombardment Group, Medium
  1952-1953, Missing In Action (MIA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1952 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader  
  1950-1952, B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"First Lieutenant Britton was the pilot of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 37th Bomber Squadron, 17th Bomber Wing. On October 29, 1952, while on a day interdiction of the enemy main supply route, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on October 15, 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial...Source: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Korean War Honor Roll,

"Date of Loss: 521029
Tail Number: 43-45573
Aircraft Type: B-26B
Wing or Group: 17th Bmb Wg (L)
Squadron: 37th Bmb Sq
Circumstances of Loss: Day interdiction msn, hit by AAA, last contact 1840L
Crewmembers Associated With This Loss:
Britton Peter J 1Lt USAF MIA
Hitchens, Jr., Howard B 1Lt USAF RMC RMC Big Switch
Yamakawa, Timothy S A2C USAF MIA"
Source: Korwald Loss Incident Summary, http://www.

A memorial stone was established at Cameron Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cameron, Moore County, North Carolina. Source:

Peter Jack Britton was born in Missouri, the son of Orrin Calvin Britton and Sam Marie Patterson. In 1930 he was living with his parents in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he enlisted in the Army Quartermaster Corps as a Private on September 21, 1940. Sources: Ancestry World Tree Project,; 1930 U.S. Federal Census,; U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,

"Name: Peter Jack Britton
Birth Date: 11 Nov 1922
Gender: Male
Home City: Winston Salem
Home State: North Carolina
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 15 Oct 1953 (Note: Presumed death date)
Processed Date: Nov 1976
Casualty Country: Korea
Casualty Type: Hostile-Died While Missing
Casualty Cause: Aircraft Loss/Crash at Sea
Casualty Air: Fixed Wing Air Casualty-Pilot
Service Branch: US Air Force
Component: Reserve
Rank: First Lieutenant
Pay Grade: First Lieutenant"
Source: Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957,

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