Fox, Orrin Russell, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 8th Fighter-Bomber Group
Service Years
1949 - 1950
First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Tsuiki Air Base, Japan
burial location unknown

Casualty Date
Sep 02, 1950
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cemetery Unknown

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2014, Korean War Fallen

 Ribbon Bar

Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
80th Fighter-Bomber Squadron8th Fighter-Bomber Group
  1950-1950, 80th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  1950-1950, 8th Fighter-Bomber Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  
  1950-1950, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
First Lieutenant Fox was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 80th Fighter Bomber

Squadron, 8th Fighter Bomber Group. On September 2, 1950, while on a combat mission northwest of

Chinju, South Korea, his aircraft was in a steep dive to make a rocket pass and it failed to pull out. 

First Lieutenant Fox was awarded 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.

Date: 02-SEP-1950
Type: Silhouette image of generic f80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed F-80C-10-LO Shooting Star
Owner/operator: USAF
Registration: 49-794
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: NW of Chinju -
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  

Attached to 49th Ftr-Bmbr Gp. Crashed while attempting to pull out of dive during rocket pass NW of Chinju near Tonsong, no egress


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