Beyer, Frank Ernest, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 141-Electronics Officer
Last AFSC Group
Signal (Officer)
Primary Unit
1953-1953, 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing
Service Years
1950 - 1953
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Webber Falls
Last Address
Yokota AB, Japan

Casualty Date
Jul 29, 1953
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Sea of Japan
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cemetery Unknown, Buried at Sea.

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Korean War Fallen
  2014, Korean War Fallen


 1953-1953, RB-50 Superfortress
From Year
1953
To Year
1953
   
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 RB-50 Superfortress Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
The Boeing RB-50B Superfortress was a four-engine, long-range reconnaissance aircraft used by the US Air Force during the Korean War. Late in World War Two the US Army Air Force began work on a larger B-29 with more powerful engines and an improved wing design. Originally developed with the designation B-29D, this was later designated the B-50. The first production aircraft flew on 25 June 1947.

The B-50 had four 3,500-hp engines giving it a maximum speed of 385 mph. It was armed with twelve 0.50-inch machine-guns and one 20mm cannon and could carry over 20,000 lbs. of bombs. Slightly over 350 B-50s were built, 44 of which were fitted for photographic reconnaissance and designated the RB-50B.

A handful of RB-50Bs were used for photographic reconnaissance during the last two years of the Korean War, serving with the USAF 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Photographic.

With the advent of jet bombers, many of the B-50s were converted to KB-50 tankers, which remained in service with the US Air Force until the late 1960s.

   
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Last Updated: Apr 30, 2014
   
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  18 Also There at This Aircraft:
 
  • Gartman, Billy Edison, MSgt, (1951-1973)
  • Hamilton, Chuck, MSgt, (1949-1970)
  • Irwin, Glen, Lt Col, (1950-1977)
  • McMahan, Bruce, SMSgt, (1950-1973)
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