Topics - B-29s - KORWALD

 
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Introduction

The word KORWALD shows up on the B-29 Topics page numerous times.  It means, "Korean War Aircraft Loss Database".  Lt. Col. Ron Maynard (retired) was hired in the late 1990’s to research the records and compile KORWALD.  In the resulting government database, names of the injured, missing in action, recovered bodies, killed in action, and other fatalities are listed.  Also listed are aircraft serial numbers and dates of loss.  The database can be searched by name, tail number of aircraft, and/or date of loss, but it should be noted that KORWALD contains both accurate and erroneous material.

Find KORWALD here:

http://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/Documents/KoreaAccounting/korwald_name.pdf

Researchers will discover that personnel associated with covert operations are generally not listed.  (Not every aspect of the Korean War has been declassified even today.)  Injuries and fatalities that occurred in "non-operational" missions are also not generally listed.  This means that B-29 fatalities that occurred outside of the theater of war were not listed.  Through cross-referencing and extensive research, the KWE found numerous B-39 fatalities not listed on KORWALD.

 

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KORWALD Errors - Glaring and/or Minor

  • Crew of Miss Manukie/Squeeze Play - KORWALD lists no tail number.  It was 44-86415.
  • Crew of Tail Wind/Burke's Jerks - KORWALD lists only two fatalities (Baker and Smith) when there were actually eight fatalities (now listed on the KWE's B-29 Aircraft Loss page).
  • O'Daniel, Robert Jr. - KORWALD incorrectly lists O'Daniel as killed on #44-61923 (Hoxie's Hoax).  O'Daniel died on the same day (July 13, 1950) that Hoxie's Hoax went down, but Robert Racine O'Daniel died in a B-50 bomber crash 43 miles southwest of Tucson.
  • Person, Robert L. - CORRECT name is Pierson.
  • Stevens, 1Lt. John G. - listed twice with two different types of aircraft and dates
  • Walker - The Walker FNU listing should actually be Walker, 1Lt. Jack Earl (44-69818).

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B-29 Fatalities Not Listed on KORWALD

Loss of personnel under non-operational conditions is not listed on KORWALD.  The KWE sought the advice of B-29 veteran Earl "Mac" McGill to gain an understanding of what "operational" means to US government record-keepers.  Mac's reply was this:

"A casualty caused while engaged in a mission against the enemy was listed as "operational." It's all very imprecise and a bit absurd, but I suppose some sort of criterion was necessary for record keeping purposes. The Outlaw was crashed on a test flight, therefore not engaged against an enemy. If we'd crashed while taking off on a combat mission it would have been listed."

The KWE cross-referenced known B-29 fatalities with the KORWALD database and found the following lost lives not recorded on KORWALD.  To find further details about each casualty, click HERE.

  • Abcock, Maj. Hugh S. Jr.
  • Acebedo, Maj. Bruce
  • Ahigrim, A/2c Howard K.
  • Angulo, S/Sgt. Richard Louis
  • Armstrong, 1Lt. Lonzo P.
  • Baird, Capt. Donald M.
  • Baurichter, 1Lt. Ralph R.
  • Becker, S/Sgt. Roscoe George
  • Belcher, Capt. Robert Benjamin Jr.
  • Bellette, AMN Harold D.
  • Bennett, Cpl. Bruce Bolen
  • Berg, S/Sgt. Eddie R.
  • Berg, 1Lt. Howard A.
  • Beyer, Capt. Frank E.
  • Blizzard, S/Sgt. William A.
  • Bolstad, T/Sgt. David W.
  • Bonura, S/Sgt. Leon F.
  • Bowen, Capt. Louis Carl
  • Brandon, S/Sgt. N.Y.
  • Brewton, A/1c Alton Beverly Jr.
  • Brock, 1Lt. Paul E.
  • Brown, M/Sgt. Francis Luther
  • Burchell, 1Lt. William D.
  • Busch, Maj. Samuel Nathan
  • Calkins, Capt. Leonard H.
  • Cameron, Cpl. Donald James
  • cardinal, Pfc. Kenneth P.
  • Cays, 1Lt. Edmund Joseph
  • Cherry, A/1c Jimmie R.
  • Christopher, 1Lt. Dominick J.
  • Clarkson, Sgt. John Roscoe
  • Coggins, A/3c James E.
  • Colgan, S/Sgt. Samuel A.
  • Colgan, A/1c William
  • Corvelli, Lt. Daniel D.
  • Cowles, S/Sgt. Glenn Richard
  • Crutchfield, T/Sgt. Robert
  • Czyz, Capt. Edmund J.
  • Daniel, T/Sgt. Isaac M.
  • DeBoer, 1Lt. Howard L.
  • Devlin, S/Sgt. Wilmer R.
  • Dingeldein, S/Sgt. Fred "Fritz"
  • Dugger, Cpl. Robert B. Jr.
  • Dunham, Capt. John R. "Chute"
  • Eley, Capt. Charles Wayne
  • English, Capt. Eugene M.
  • Errico, 1Lt. Robert
  • Fasullo, A/1c Anthony J.
  • Fiser, Capt. Leonard E.
  • Fontaine, M/Sgt. Edward H.
  • Fose, S/Sgt. Carlton J.
  • Friend, 2Lt. Lysle Vance
  • Fultz, M/Sgt. Edwin M.
  • Furnberg, A/1c Courtney O.
  • Gabrfee, S/Sgt. Donald Wayne
  • Gassaway, A/2c George J.
  • Gendusa, 2Lt. Vincent P.
  • Glantz, 1Lt. Wilburt E.
  • Gould, Pfc. Jack Lloyd
  • Goulet, A/1c Roland Edgar
  • Grable, Col. John Jr.
  • Green, M/Sgt. Avery J.
  • Gunhus, S/Sgt. Orvis J.
  • Grant, M/Sgt. William H.
  • Gray, M/Sgt. Kenneth Albert
  • Hackbarth, Lt. John Thomas
  • Harrell, Maj. Sterling L.
  • Harrison, Sgt. Joseph
  • Heffernan, Sgt. Neal
  • Henry, 1Lt. Robert D.
  • Hill, S/Sgt. Donald George
  • Herr, S/Sgt. George
  • Hirsch, Sgt. John Arthur
  • Hoag, Capt. Eugene Maurice
  • Homer, M/Sgt. William Robert
  • Hopkins, Capt. Guilford A.
  • Howey, Sgt. Roderick Allen
  • Johnson, 2Lt.  Richard
  • Johnston, S/Sgt. Robert Allen Jr.
  • Jones, S/Sgt. Frederick Joe
  • Jones, A/2c George Dewey Jr.
  • Jones, A/3c Sammy O.
  • Judd, Pfc. Merritt Donald
  • Keith, Capt. James Gordon
  • Kendrick, A/2c Fred Grady
  • Kerr, A/3c Michael Jr.
  • Kimbrough, S/Sgt. David E.
  • King, S/Sgt. Elbert E.
  • Kirk, 1Lt. James Wheeler
  • Kizer, Capt. Robert L.
  • Klsoter, AMN Talmadge Lavern
  • Knapp, Sgt. Lloyd Francis
  • Knickmeyer, 1Lt. Clifton R.
  • Knott, Cpl. Robert M.
  • Krueger, 1Lt. Walter
  • Laird, 1Lt. Archibald
  • Lam, 2Lt. August I.
  • Larsen, 1Lt. Sophus E. "Eddie"
  • Leach, M/Sgt. Frank P.
  • Leard, Sgt. Fred
  • Lenox, Cpl. Kenneth
  • Lovvorn, AMN Frank J.
  • Maconi, S/Sgt. Joseph
  • Malone, S/Sgt. Donald S.
  • McClanahan, Capt. Herbert Jr.
  • McCook, T/Sgt. Wade
  • McDonnell, 1Lt. Robert J.
  • McDowell, AMN James Clark
  • McKeown, 1Lt. Thomas J.
  • McLelland, M/Sgt. James Land
  • McManus, Sgt. Phillip
  • Mitchell, 1Lt. Robert A.
  • Montgomery, AM Robert J.
  • Moore, M/Sgt. David L.
  • Monserrat, S/Sgt. Miguel W.
  • Murdoch, 1Lt. Richard
  • Murphy, Capt. William
  • Murray, A/2c Francis L.
  • Neail, A/2c Frank E. III
  • Null, Lt. Rodger Dean
  • Oetgen, 1Lt. Henry G.
  • O'Kelley, Capt. Stanley Keith
  • Olsen, A/3c Walter F.
  • Parker, S/Sgt. Donald E.
  • Pickrell, S/Sgt. Homer A.
  • Pierson, 1Lt. Robert Leach
  • Pillsbury, A/1c Danny
  • Pitt, Cpl. Jimmie W.
  • Pollak, Capt. Frank J.
  • Prachinack, S/Sgt. Joseph
  • Quinn, Capt. Francis Xavier
  • Radelin, A/2c Earl William Jr.
  • Rainey, Cpl. Samuel H.
  • Rash, A/1c David Elton
  • Reeve, Pfc. Leonard Andrew
  • Reilly, T/Sgt. John M.
  • Richards, Capt. Norman Orin
  • Richardson, Cpl. Robert
  • Rochelle, Cpl. Burton Harold
  • Roy, Capt. William A.
  • Russell, A/2c Charles Joseph Jr.
  • Sanderson, Capt. Warren John
  • Schafer, Sgt. John
  • Schemp, M/Sgt. Claude Jr.
  • Schooley, 1Lt. James M.
  • Schulz, S/Sgt. Hayden C.
  • Scully, 1Lt. James A.
  • Sedler, Cpl. Mark A.
  • Sellers, Pfc. Roy
  • Service, Capt. Samuel D.
  • Shaffer, M/Sgt. Don D.
  • Shaw, Lt. James Earl III
  • Shaw, 2Lt. Robert J.
  • Shipman, A/2c Joseph R.
  • Shipp, A/3c Thomas G.
  • Shook, T/Sgt. George R.
  • Smith, Capt. Hal R.
  • Sorensen, T/Sgt. Gale Lloyd
  • Springer, T/Sgt. Ellsworth
  • Stalnaker, Capt. Robert Eldon
  • Stoddard, Maj. Robert W.
  • Stubblebine, 1Lt. James Arthur
  • Sundstrom, Capt. Roy Arnold
  • Supplee, Sgt. George W. Jr.
  • Svelmoe, 1Lt. Robert
  • Tabor, Capt. Marvin T.
  • Teljeda, Maj. Francisco Joseph
  • Toland, Cpl. Francis X.
  • Travis, Gen. Robert Falligant
  • Tucker, Cpl. John L.
  • Tullis, Lt. Roy C.
  • Turner, Pfc. George P.
  • Vanderpool, Sgt. Richard D.
  • Vapenick, Capt. James J.
  • Verrill, A/3c Rodney E.
  • Wagner, A/3c Donald J.
  • Walker, 1Lt. Jack Earl
  • Wallace, 1Lt. Roy Wesley
  • Ward, Capt. John Cyrus
  • Weeks, Lt. Charles B.
  • Wojtowicz, M/Sgt. John
  • Wiggins, Capt. Lloyd Clayton
  • Wight, Capt. Harry Emmett
  • Willis, A/1c Ray Oden
  • Wilson, AMN Donald V.
  • Wilson, 1Lt. Robert Leo
  • Winstead, Capt. Leonard B.
  • Winthrop, Capt. Paul
  • Woods, A/2c James Edwin
  • Young, Lt. Frederick William
  • Yuvan, AMN James A.
  • Zellars, S/Sgt. Elliot

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