Army Aircraft Post-War Deaths in Korea
|The following names and casualty details of Army aircraft
post-war deaths/injuries in Korea were found on the website: Army AirCrews.Com. If anyone has information about the casualties
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God bless these casualties and their families.
Table of Contents:
- Casualty Table
- About the Casualties
Casualties (see date in table below):
- Alexander, 1Lt. Elmer - 2/08/1958
- Alvarez, SFC David L. - 1/13/1971
- Alves, Capt. Kenneth - 8/04/1963
- Atkins, 1Lt. James C. - 9/21/1956
- Ayton, Capt. James S. - 3/22/1972
- Bauman, 1Lt. Geary O. - 5/08/1978
- Benoit, CW2 Clarence L. - 7/19/1976
- Boswell, Capt. Aubrey R. - 2/01/1963
- Brown, CWO Robert L. - 2/04/1999
- Burmaz, Capt. Dion J. - 2/26/2005
- Carlson, CW4 Leslie R. - 12/22/1986
- Carlson, CIV Sven E. - 4/07/1973
- Cochran, CW3 Duane M. Jr. - 12/16/1981
- Cooper, Capt. Russell E. - 8/04/1963
- Covert, CW2 Charles M. - 11/28/1972
- Cowan, CW3 Aaron W. - 2/26/2005
- Cox, Capt. Kenneth Maurice - 10/08/1970
- Craven, Capt. Patrick F. - 7/19/1976
- Crump, CW2 James H. - 11/02/1979
- Davis, Capt. Joseph M. - 8/04/1963
- Dehart, SP$ Jay D. - 3/22/1972
- Dirks, CWO Gerald H. - 4/01/1959
- Dostal, Capt. Edward A. - 7/14/1977
- Edison, Capt. Clinton R. - 12/16/1981
- Ely, PFC James R. - 8/14/1964
- Fitzgerald, WO1 Victor L. - 12/22/1986
- Flecker, 1Lt. Norman T.S. - 6/30/1998
- German, 1Lt. Jayme - 12/11/1984
- Giglio, LTC Rudolph F. - 2/09/1965
- Glenn, LTC Thomas H. - 1/20/1955
- Gowen, 1Lt. Donald R. - 6/20/1962
- Graham, SP4 Will H. - 8/14/1964
- Grant, SP2 Bill L. - 2/08/1958
- Griggs, 1Lt. Richard J. - 11/27/1968
- Haney, CW4 Jerry - 7/06/1989
- Harris, Capt. Morton C. - 3/21/1958
- Healy, CWO Robert M. - 4/21/1971
- Hilemon, CW2 David - 12/17/1994
- Hogan, Capt. Charles E. - 11/23/1964
- Holloway, 1Lt. Robert J. - 8/26/1960
- Holz, Pvt. Gary A. - 11/27/1968
- Hopkins, CWO David L. - 4/04/1999
- Huckobey, SP5 James D. - 6/25/1965
- Humphreys, CW2 Benjamin K. - 11/13/1961
- Ingram, CW2 Julius H. - 11/27/1968
- Jakale, Col. John J. - 9/21/1956
- Jamieson, CWO Walter E. Jr. - 3/21/1958
- Johanson, SP4 Bengt E. - 3/05/1975
- Johnson, SP6 Joseph H. - 3/05/1975
- Jones, SP4 John V. - 7/19/1976
- Kane, 1Lt. Paul D. - 2/08/1958
- Karstens, Capt. Thomas E. - 2/22/1973
- KATUSA - 12/09/1985
- Kern, SP4 Peter M. - 3/16/1969
- Kim, Cpl. J.B. (ROK) - 3/16/1969
- King, SP4 Stanley T. - 2/06/1970
- Lashley, Capt. William A. - 7/13/1977
- Lewis, CWO J.L. - 8/14/1964
- Lingle, CW2 William L. Jr. - 11/13/1961
- Maisel, WO Barney - 2/22/1973
- Mason, CW2 Riley W. Jr. - 6/30/1998
- Mathias, WO1 Frank Lloyd - 10/08/1970
- Maxwell, SP5 David N. - 3/22/1972
- McGrew, SP4 Daniel V. - 3/05/1975
- McKinney, SSGT George T. - 3/16/1969
- Miles, CW2 James H. - 7/13/1977
- Miller, SP4 Terence D. - 11/27/1968
- Moore, Capt. Travis L. Sr. - 8/04/1963
- Morgan, MSG Marvin E. - 8/04/1963
- Mullady, DAC Jane M. - 1/14/1959
- Neal, SP5 Coleman L. - 11/13/1961
- Nicholson, 1Lt. Joe S. - 1/12/1954
- Norman, Capt. Kevin M. - 8/12/2003
- O'Flahavan, Capt. Lawrence V. - 11/13/1961
- Pappas, SP4 Richard A. - 3/22/1972
- Park, Capt. Benjamin S. Jr. - 3/16/1969
- Pomeroy, SFC Charles G. - 3/22/1972
- Ramirez, SP5 Oscar - 11/13/1961
- Robinson, SSGT Horace P. - 7/13/1977
- Rothwell, Maj. James C. - 3/16/1969
- Sain, CW2 Larry N. - 3/05/1975
- Salvage, 2Lt. Harold S. - 11/07/1955
- Schroeder, SP4 Kurt J. - 1/13/1971
- Sealy, CWO Marion N. Jr. - 9/13/1959
- Shannon, 1Lt. Dustin - 8/21/2002
- Shears, SPC Ryan J. - 6/30/1998
- Shumar, Lt. Robert C. - 3/21/1958
- Smith, SP5 Fred L. - 11/28/1972
- Smith, LTC William L. - 11/27/1968
- Snow, Capt. Kevin M. - 8/12/2003
- Steele, W01 Michael R. - 11/02/1979
- Stitzel, Capt. Victor N.S. - 2/22/1973
- Stoller, SP4 Edwin L. - 3/15/1969
- Sutera, 1Lt. Nick L. - 1/13/1971
- Taylor, CW2 Robert D. - 11/13/1991
- Thatcher, 1Lt. Thomas A. - 9/13/1959
- Thomas, CWO Ronald - 8/14/1964
- Truit, Capt. Gene A. - 8/04/1963
- Unknown name - Artillery officer - 2/20/1956
- Unknown name - Captain - 10/02/1954
- Unknown name - Crewmen (2) - 6/07/1954
- Unknown name - 1st Lieutenant - 1/12/1954
- Unknown name - Lieutenant - 10/02/1954
- Unknown name - ME - 12/22/1953
- Unknown name - NCO - 6/20/1962
- Unknown name - Pilot - 12/22/1953
- Unknown name - Private - 1/20/1955
- Unknown name - Warrant Officer - 6/07/1954
- Unknown names (Neutral Nations Truce Supervisory Commission)
- Uyenoyama, Capt. Dennis H. - 1/13/1971
- Wallenburg, CW3 James J. - 8/21/2002
- Wancura, SP5 Everett W. - 3/05/1975
- Warren, CIV Stanley S. - 11/23/1964
- White, SP4 Jack L. - 11/13/1961
- Whittle, PFC Michael E. - 4/07/1973
- Winchester, SP3 James E. - 3/21/1958
- Winchester, DAC Virgil S. - 3/22/1972
- Winget, PFC Jeffrey A. - 12/22/1986
- Withers, SP5 Leslie V. - 11/13/1961
- Woodrum, CW3 Gary L. - 5/08/1978
- Zanchi, SP5 Carroll C. - 3/16/1969
- Zimmermann, Lt. Roy C. - 11/13/1991
|December 22, 1953
||Unknown name - pilot
Unknown name - ME
|This aircraft crashed on a training flight.
|January 12, 1954
||Unknown name - 1st Lieutenant
1Lt. Joe S. Nicholson
|The aircraft crashed into a mountainside and
burned while returning from a 45th Infantry Division
|June 07, 1954
||Unknown name - Warrant Officer
Unknown name - Crewmen (2)
|The aircraft developed engine trouble
shortly before 1100 hours and crashed into a building five
miles east of Seoul.
|October 02, 1954
||Unknown name - Lieutenant
Unknown name - Captain
|Mid-air collision between two L-19s during a
fly over exhibition of South Korean army units. The
other L-19 was crippled and made an emergency landing.
|January 20, 1955
||LTC Thomas H. Glenn
one Private (name not yet found)
|Aircraft was hit by shell fragments around
noon near the Korean DMZ. Two passengers in the plane
were hit. LTC Glenn died eight days later from his
|November 07, 1955
||2Lt. Harold S. Salvage
3 Polish passengers
|Crash occurred approx. 1130 hours caused by
snow flurries & low visibility 30 miles north of Kusan en
route to Kimpo air base. The passengers were members
of the Neutral Nations Truce Supervisory Commission.
|February 20, 1956
||Unknown name - Artillery Officer
||This officer was killed when he walked into
the spinning propeller of the plane after he climbed out at
an airstrip 35 miles north of Seoul.
|September 21, 1956
||Col. John J. Jakale
1Lt. James C. Atkins
|Detach G/KMAG - This aircraft crashed near
the town of Hadong, 20 miles west of K-4, while traveling
from Kwanju to Pusan.
|February 08, 1958
||1Lt. Elmer Alexander
1Lt. Paul D. Kane
Sp2 Bill L. Grant
|The aircraft crashed north of Yong Wol after
running into bad weather while en route to the aid of a
seriously injured American civilian construction worker.
|March 21, 1958
||Lt. Robert C. Shumar
Capt. Morton C. Harris
CWO Walter E. Jamieson Jr.
SP3 James E. Winchester
|Their aircraft crashed north of Yong Wol
after running into bad weather while en route to the aid of
a seriously injured American civilian construction worker.
|January 14, 1959
||DAC Jane M. Mullady
||Assigned as a service club director, Jane
was killed when she walked into the spinning propeller while
attempting to board the plane at K-16 air strip.
|April 01, 1959
||CWO Gerald H. Dirks
||The aircraft "fell through" and the forward
rotor hit the mountain below the ridge near Camp Kaiser.
It flipped end over end and slid down the mountain about 100
yards, coming to rest against a tree stump.
|September 13, 1959
||1Lt. Thomas A. Thatcher
CWO Marion N. Sealy Jr.
|When their aircraft went out of control, it
crashed into a riverbank about 10 miles north of Seoul while
attempting a forced landing.
|August 26, 1960
||1Lt. Robert J. Holloway
||His aircraft crashed four minutes after
takeoff into a field 8 miles northeast of Chunchon.
|November 13, 1961
||CW2 Benjamin K. Humphreys
Capt. Lawrence V. O'Flahavan
SP5 Oscar Ramirez
CW2 William L. Lingle Jr.
SP5 Coleman L. Neal
SP4 Jack L. White
SP5 Lesley V. Withers
|The aircraft crashed near Osan Air Force
Base while on a routine military passenger flight.
Four passengers were with the 65th Ordnance Company.
|June 20, 1962
||1Lt. Donald R. McGowen
An NCO was also killed.
|Their aircraft crashed in the mountains west
of Hwachon Reservoir just north of Mae Bong mountain while
patrolling the DMZ.
|February 01, 1963
||Capt. Aubrey R. Boswell
||His plane crashed in a mountainous area some
20 miles north of Seoul while on a routine convoy control
|August 4, 1963
||Capt. Travis L. Moore Sr.
Capt. Kenneth Alves
Capt. Gene A. Truit
Capt. Joseph M. Davis
Capt. Russell E. Cooper
MSG Marvin E. Morgan
|This Army plane crashed and burned on
4,700-foot Pangdae-San Mountain while on a routine training
flight from Kangson-ni to Pyongtaek. Wreckage was
found at 4,000 feet on the mountainside.
|August 14, 1964
||CWO J.L. Lewis
CWO Ronald Thomas
SP4 Will H. Graham
PFC James R. Ely
|The aircraft crashed and burned near the top
of 3,000-foot Mt. Mudung near Kwangju while transporting
signal equipment to a construction site for the Korean
government. T/R struck the hillside, causing the
aircraft to crash into a land mine.
|November 23, 1964
||Capt. Charles E. Hogan
Civilian Stanley S. Warren
|The aircraft crashed and burned in a rice
paddy after developing mechanical trouble four miles south
of Uijongbu en route to Seoul.
|February 09, 1965
||LTC Rudolph F. Giglio
||His aircraft crashed in the South Korean
village of Ma Dong near the DMZ. A 6-year-old Korean
boy was also killed.
|June 25, 1965
||SP5 James D. Huckobey
||The aircraft crashed nine miles south of
Uijongbu while on a routine morning resupply mission.
|November 27, 1968
||CW2 Julius H. Ingram
1LT Richard J. Griggs
Pvt. Gary A. Holz
SP4 Terence D. Miller
LTC William L. Smith
|Their aircraft crashed in the Sea of Japan
while en route to its base in Kangnung. Flying
conditions at the time were described as marginal with a
heavy cloud cover from 700 feet to 9,000 feet. SAR
operations failed to locate the missing aircraft and were
called off on December 4th.
|March 16, 1969
||Maj. James C. Rothwell
SP5 Carroll C. Zanchi
SP4 Edwin L. Stoller
Capt. Benjamin S. Park Jr.
SP4 Peter M. Kern
SSgt. George T. McKinney
Cpl. J.B. Kim (ROK)
|A medivac helicopter carrying soldiers
wounded in a clash with North Korean troops crashed shortly
after takeoff along the western sector of the DMZ at 2145
hours approximately three miles southwest of Panmunjom.
|February 06, 1970
||SP4 Stanley T. King
||His aircraft lost control on approach and
crashed and burned at Rodriguez Range during a night-time
extraction of troops.
|October 08, 1970
||WO1 Frank Lloyd Mathias
Capt. Kenneth Maurice Cox
|Their aircraft crashed and exploded near
Chuncheon while on a routine administrative flight from K-16
to Camp Page.
|January 13, 1971
||Capt. Dennis H. Uyenoyama
1Lt. Nick L. Sutera
SFC David L. Alvarez
SP4 Kurt J. Schroeder
|The aircraft was in a ten-ship formation
when the #1 hanger bearing seized and the short T/R drive
shaft came apart in flight. The aircraft started a
right descending turn when the T/B separated, followed by
mast bumping with the rotor separating, crashed and burned
upon impact. The partial separation of the exhaust
pipe from the rear of the engine case allowed the hot
exhaust gases to impinge upon the #1 T/R driveshaft hanger
baring. The bearing failed due to lack of lubrication.
|April 21, 1971
||CWO Robert M. Healy
||The aircraft crashed near Chunchon while on
a regular operational mission, reportedly due to a wire
|March 22, 1972
||SP5 David N. Maxwell
SP4 Jay D. Dehart
CAPT James S. Ayton
SP4 Richard A. Pappas
SFC Charles G. Pomeroy
DAC Virgil S. Winchester
|Chinook aircraft crashed on a routine flight
near Waegwan about one mile south of Camp Carroll.
Aircraft unit was based in Pyongtaek.
|November 28, 1972
||CW2 Charles M. Covert
SP5 Fred L. Smith
|Their aircraft crashed in a mountainous area
near Chonan after leaving Osan Air Base en route to base at
|February 22, 1973
||WO Barney Maisel
Capt. Thomas E. Karstens
Capt. Victor N. Stitzel
|This aircraft hit several trees, rolled into
a ravine, and caught fire about 10 miles north of Uijongbu.
Two boys age 12 and 19 were also killed on the ground and
four more were injured.
|April 07, 1973
||PFC Michael E. Whittle
CIV Sven E. Carlson
|The aircraft crashed into the North Han
River at approximately 1430 hours. The civilian
passenger was the 18-month old son of the pilot.
|March 05, 1975
||CW2 Larry N. Sain
SP6 Joseph H. Johnson
SP5 Everett W. Wancura
SP4 Bengt E. Johanson
SP4 Daniel V. McGrew
|Their aircraft struck a power line and
crashed into a small tributary of the North Han River near
Chuncheon at 1030 hours.
|July 19, 1976
||Capt. Patrick F. Craven
CW2 Clarence L. Benoit
SP4 John V. Jones
|Lead in a formation flight, their aircraft
struck a power line severing control tubes and crashed near
Pocheon. The other aircraft in formation were able to
avoid the wires.
|March 02, 1977
||CWO Guy E. Laughlin Jr.
CAPT Edward A. Dostal
SP6 Granville W. Morgan
SP5 James W. Smith
|Aircraft from Camp Humphreys crashed and
burned about 20 miles southeast of Pyongtaek after hitting a
high voltage cable in fog. Aircraft was flying from
Camp Humphreys to Camp Ames with two other helicopters when
dense fog and rain prevented them from landing at Ames.
Crash occurred at approximately 0730 hours while returning
|July 13, 1977
||Capt. William A. Lashley
CW2 James H. Miles
SSGT Horace P. Robinson
|Their plane crashed at 2225 hours in rainy
skies approximately nine miles north of Taegu while
attempting rescue of downed Marine UH-1N helicopter assigned
to HML-367, Det. B.
|July 14, 1977
||CW2 Joseph A. Miles
SGT Ronald E. Wells
SP5 Robert C. Haynes
|Chinook helicopter shot down by
North Korean ground fire after it tried to take off after
mistaking the first ground fire for engine trouble and
putting down to check it out. Aircraft accidentally
|May 08, 1978
||1Lt. Geary O. Bauman
CW3 Gary L. Woodrum
|Their aircraft crashed north of
Seoul. No further details yet found.
|November 02, 1979
||WO1 Michael R. Steele
CW2 James H. Crump
|This aircraft from Camp Stanton hit the
ground at greater than 30 G's near Tongduchon, 9 miles north
of Seoul after a DMZ/TAC zone flight for new in-country
pilot (flight surgeon) orientation. Hydraulic failure
and control lock-up was suspected to have caused the
|December 16, 1981
||CW3 Duane M. Cochran Jr.
Capt. Clinton R. Edison
|Their aircraft was on an area orientation
flight and was in formation when a M/R pitch change link
broke, causing a blade to go through the front cockpit.
|December 11, 1984
||1LT Jayme German
||The aircraft was on a single pilot mission
doing low level under NVG's when it struck tree tops and
pulled a hard turn into the mountainside approximately 5
miles north of Camp Casey.
|December 09, 1985
||This KATUSA was killed when his chopper
crashed near Chongju after the chopper hit a power line
while trying to assist the crew of a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook
that had made an emergency landing.
|December 22, 1986
||CW4 Leslie R. Carlson
WO1 Victor L. Fitzgerald
PFC Jeffrey A. Winget
|These men were killed in a mid-air collision
with another UH-60 (#83-23857) approximately 4 miles south
of Camp Humphreys around 2010 hours during night maneuvers.
A crew of three from the other aircraft was injured.
|July 06, 1989
||CW4 Jerry Haney
||The aircraft crashed after hitting high
voltage power lines on a routine night training mission
eight miles east of Seoul at approximately 2200 hours.
|November 13, 1991
||CW2 Robert D. Taylor
Lt. Roy C. Zimmermann
|Midair collision between two AH-1 Cobra
helicopters during an NVG training mission.
|December 17, 1994
||CW2 David Hilemon
||His aircraft was shot down by North Koreans
after crossing a "no-fly" zone. Hilemon was an Apache
pilot on a DMZ familiarization flight.
|June 30, 1998
||1Lt. Norman T.S. Flecker
CW2 Riley W. Mason Jr.
SPC Ryan J. Shears
|Their aircraft crashed into a mountain
approximately 100' down-slope from the peak near Kapyong.
Cause of accident was inadvertent IMC.
|February 04, 1999
||CWO Robert L. Brown
CWO David L. Hopkins
|Their plane crashed in the Twin Bridges
Training Area 20 miles north of Seoul at approximately 1235
hours while observing a division training exercise that was
in progress ("Warsteed").
|August 21, 2002
||1Lt. Dustin Shannon
CW3 James J. Wallenburg
|The aircraft crashed into a hillside on a
nighttime mission near Chunchon. The weather
contributed to poor choices in altitude, airspeed and
outflying the sensor.
|August 12, 2003
||Capt. Kevin M. Norman
CW3 David W. Snow
|Their aircraft crashed on a maintenance test
flight 7 miles southwest of Camp Humphreys. The plane
entered a spin while performing stall checks.
|February 26, 2005
||CW3 Aaron W. Cowan
Capt. Dion J. Burmaz
|During a training mission, their aircraft
cashed near Paju, northern Gyeonggi provide.
Investigation determined no one was operating the flight
controls for seconds preceding the accident.
About the Casualties
- Alexander, 1Lt. Elmer - "First Lt. Elmer Alexander,
25, U. S. Air Force, was killed in an airplane crash February 8,
1959 in Korea, according to a telegram received Sunday by his
wife, Mrs. Imogene O Connell Alexander, 2612 17th Ave.,
Gulfport, Mississippi. Lieutenant Alexander, born in Long Beach
June 19, 1932, had been in service seven and a half years and
had served in Korea for 14 months. He was scheduled to return to
the United States in just 27 days. Lieutenant Alexander received
his pilot's training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Ft. Rucker,
Alabama. He had trained and served at numerous other posts
during his service career before going to Korea. Lieutenant
Alexander, son of Mrs. Norene Alexander, Long Beach, and the
late John Alexander, was a graduate of Long Beach High School
where he was a member of the football team. Other than his wife
and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Carla and Teri
Alexander, Gulfport, and three brothers, Mott, Larry and Albert
Alexander, all of Long Beach. Funeral arrangements are
incomplete, but the body will be returned to the united States
and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport."
- Alvarez, SFC David Lee - Born in 1933, SFC Alvarez
died January 13, 1971, and is buried in Santa Maria Cemetery,
Santa Maria, CA.
- Alves, Capt. Kenneth - Died in Korea August 04, 1963.
He was an Air Medal recipient:
Captain Kenneth J. Alves, Armor, United States Army, a member of
the Aviation Section, Detachment L (Provisional), United States
Army Advisory Group to Korea, distinguished himself by heroism
while participating in aerial flight near Wonju, Korea, on 17
July 1953. As pilot of an OH-23D helicopter, Captain Alves
demonstrated outstanding flying ability, perseverance, and sound
judgment in his voluntary efforts to rescue thirty Korean women
and children from a small island in the Somgang River which was
swollen by the torrential rains of Typhoon Wendy. With complete
disregard for his own personal safety, and despite the darkness,
heavy rainfall, and hazardous flying conditions, he quickly
located the stranded people and effectively completed seven
lifts from the island threatened by inundation. Captain Alves'
exceptional flying skill and heroic action during this mercy
mission reflect distinct credit upon himself and the military
service. (This award supersedes award of the Army Commendation
Medal for outstanding courage on 17 July 1963 as announced in
General Orders Number 81, Headquarters, U.S. Army Advisory
Group, Korea, dated 14 August 1963.)
- Atkins, 1Lt. James C. - Born April 4, 1932, he died
September 21, 1956. He was the son of Thomas Cecil and
Lillie Hart Atkins, both of whom died in 1995. James is
buried in Providence Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Elmore
- Ayton, Capt. James S.
- Bauman, 1Lt. Geary O. - Died in Korea May 08, 1978.
- Benoit, CW2 Clarence L. - Born March 26, 1939,
Clarence died July 19, 1976, and is buried in Arlington National
Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
- Boswell, Capt. Aubrey Ray - Born October 2, 1931,
Captain Boswell died February 01, 1963, and is buried in
Centuries Memorial Park, Shreveport, Louisiana.
- Brown, CWO Robert L. - Born April 16, 1963, Robert
died February 04, 1999, and is buried in Gayville Cemetery,
Gayville, South Dakota.
- Burmaz, Capt. Dion Joseph - Born October 5, 1976 in
Los Angeles County, California, USA, he died February 26, 2005
at Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea. He was a Army captain,
commander of A Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment -
at Camp Page, South Korea, where he had been deployed in 2003.
He had been trained to fly the AH-64D Apache Longbow Choppers.
But on February 26,2005, during what the Army termed, "a routine
training flight", the Apache took a sudden nosedive and crashed.
Born in Torrance, he grew up in Fullerton. Survivors: Parents,
Darko and Piedad Burmaz; sister, Shelley Burmaz; grandparents,
Anka and Jack Burmaz, Rose Melo. Dion is buried in Riverside
National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA.
- Carlson, CW4 Leslie Ronald - Born October 2, 1949,
Leslie died December 22, 1986, and is buried in Quantico
National Cemetery, Quantico, Virginia. He was a Vietnam
- Carlson, CIV Sven E. - Died in Korea April 07, 1973.
- Cochran, CW3 Duane M. Jr. - Born September 1, 1950,l
Duane died December 16, 1981. He was one of two killed in an
Army helicopter crash in Korea. He was a chief instructor
assigned to the 4th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 3rd Brigade.
Camp Stanley airfield was later named in honor of CW3 Cochran.
He was from Indianapolis, IN. His passenger was Capt. Clinton R.
Edison of Wrightstown, NJ who was a flight surgeon assigned to
the 2nd Medical Battalion.
- Cooper, Capt. Russell E. - Born December 2, 1936 in
Wise County, Virginia, Russell died August 04, 1963 in Korea.
He was a son of Floyd Eugene and Helen Artanse Stitt Cooper of
Big Stone Gap, Virginia and Chattanooga. A high school
graduate in the Class of 1955, he was survived by brothers
James, Kyle, Kenneth and Dennis Cooper; sisters Mrs. Gary C.
Herron, Mrs. Al Mikeal, and Miss Catherine Cooper; and maternal
grandmother, Mrs. Dewey Smith. He is buried in Powell
Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
- Covert, CW2 Charles M. - Charles died in Korea on
November 28, 1972.
- Cowan, CW3 Aaron W. - Born December 17, 1969, Aaron
died in Korea on February 26, 2005. He had served in the
US Army in Panama, Bosnia, and Korea. He is buried in Ft.
Bayard National Cemetery, Ft. Bayard, New Mexico.
- Cox, Capt. Kenneth Maurice - Born September 24, 1942,
Kenneth died in Korea on October 08, 1970. He served in
Vietnam and Korea. He is buried in Memphis National
Cemetery, Memphis, TN.
- Craven, Capt. Patrick F. - Patrick died in Korea on
July 19, 1976.
- Crump, CW2 James H. - James died in Korea on November
2, 1979, and is buried in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum,
- Davis, Capt. Joseph M. - Joseph was born in Memphis,
Tennessee in October 1934, the son of Joseph Mortimer Davis Sr.
and Alma Liberman Davis. He graduated from West Point in
1958 and died in Korea on August 4, 1963. He is buried in
Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Texas.
- Dehart, SP4 Jay D.
- Dirks, CWO Gerald H. - Born November 26, 1933, Gerald
died in Korea on April 01, 1959. He is buried in Lane
Memorial Gardens, Eugene, Oregon.
- Dostal, Capt. Edward A. - "Elberon - Funeral services
will be held in Clutier Wednesday for Army Capt. Edward A.
Dostal, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dostal, who was killed
Wednesday in a helicopter crash in Korea. Services will be
at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clutier.
Burial will be in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, rural Clutier, with
military honors by an honor guard from Fort Sheridan, Ill.
Rosary Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the church. Friends may register at
Clutier Community Chapel. The casket will not be opened at any
time. Mason Hand’s, Tama, is in charge." [The Cedar Rapids
Gazette, 7 March 1977]
- Edison, Capt. Clinton R. - Died in Korea December 16, 1981.
- Ely, PFC James R. - Born in 1944, the son of Samuel
G. and A. Beatrice Ely (both of whom died in 1974), James died
in Korea on August 14, 1964. He was a member of the 19th
Transportation Company Medical Helicopter. He is buried in
Millersville Mennonite Cemetery, Millersville, PA.
- Fitzgerald, WO1 Victor L. - Died in Korea December 22, 1986.
- Flecker, 1Lt. Norman Thomas Sigmund - Born March 27,
1974, Norman died on June 30, 1998 in Korea. He is buried
in Arlington National Cemetery.
- German, 1Lt. Jayme L. - Born in 1957, Jayme died in
Korea on December 11, 1984. He is buried in St. Charles
Cemetery, Oakes, North Dakota.
- Giglio, LTC Rudolph F. - Died in Korea February 09, 1965.
From New York, Rudolph received a Silver Star in Korea in 1951
while serving with the 3rd Infantry Division.
- Glenn, LTC Thomas H. - Died in Korea January 20, 1955.
- Gowen, 1Lt. Donald R. - Died in Korea June 20, 1962.
- Graham, SP4 Will H. - Died in Korea August 14, 1964.
- Grant, SP2 Bill Leon - Born November 17, 1929, Bill
died in Korea on February 08, 1958. He is buried in Golden
Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA.
- Griggs, 1Lt. Richard J. - Died in Korea November 27, 1968.
- Haney, CW4 Jerry Leonard - Born January 19, 1948, he died
July 06, 1989 in Korea. He was the son of Leonard L. and
Minnie Ree Whitener Haney. He is buried in McMinn Memorial
Gardens, Athens, TN.
- Harris, Capt. Morton C. - Died in Korea March 21, 1958.
- Healy, CWO Robert Michael - Born November 8, 1946,
Robert died in Korea on April 21, 1971. He was a Vietnam
and Korea veteran. He is buried in Dry Pond Cemetery,
- Hilemon, CW2 David - Born September 15, 1965, David
served in the Persian Gulf and Korea. He died in Korea on
December 17, 1994, and is buried in Haven of Rest Cemetery, Gig
Harbor, WA. "New York Times - By Michael R. Gordon.
Published: December 31, 1994 - The pilot who was released by
North Korea today has told American investigators that he pulled
his co-pilot away from the burning wreckage of their helicopter
but that the co-pilot was already fatally injured,
Administration officials said today. The information given by
the freed pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Bobby Hall, dispels any
notion that the North Koreans captured and then killed the other
pilot, Chief Warrant Officer David Hilemon, after their
helicopter went down. Mr. Hall also said he was not physically
abused by the North Koreans but felt under pressure to sign a
confession. Pentagon officials said he made an effort to limit
his statement to the North Koreans -- in which he expressed
regret for violating their territory -- and gave an account of
the episode that was essentially accurate. The Administration is
concerned that political fallout from the incident could
undermine support in the United States for an accord that calls
for $4 billion in aid to North Korea from several nations so it
can modernize its nuclear power program and neutralize its
accumulation of weapons-grade nuclear fuel. The Pentagon's new
account of the episode is based on a preliminary debriefing of
Mr. Hall by American officials. During his flight home, he was
expected to provide a fuller account to investigators. Chief
Warrant Officer Bobby Hall arrived at 11:15 P.M. Friday at
MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., greeting his family on
the military plane before emerging onto the runway to the cheers
of a crowd. In a brief statement reported by The Associated
Press, he said, "I'm looking forward to some family time and
hope to get back to my unit and back to flying." Then his voice
broke and tears filled his eyes. According to the Pentagon the
pilots' mission, code-named Razorback 19, began when they took
off in an OH-58 scout helicopter on 10:02 A.M. on Dec. 17. While
Mr. Hall had considerable experience flying helicopters, he had
only 10 hours' flight time along the demilitarized zone between
North and South Korea. Mr. Hilemon, a pilot for Apache attack
helicopters, had no flight time in the area, and the purpose of
the mission was to familiarize him with the DMZ. After about 40
minutes, the pilots erroneously reported they were near
Checkpoint 84 in South Korea. In reality, they were about 10
miles north of the checkpoint and about 5 miles into North
Korea. Mr. Hall still thought he was flying over South Korea
when, about eight minutes later, there was a large boom and
flash near his aircraft, which caused the engine to malfunction
and shattered the canopy. American officials said they believe
that the explosion was caused by a North Korean surface-to-air
missile or antiaircraft artillery. Mr. Hall conducted a maneuver
called auto-rotation, in which the engine is turned off but the
rotor blades keep turning. "Mr. Hall reports that the helicopter
was on fire when they got out of it and he doesn't think there's
anything left of it worth returning," a Pentagon official said.
According to the statement by North Korea quoting the pilot, Mr.
Hall said, "When the helicopter crashed, David Michael Hilemon
bolted out of the helicopter and died on the spot, and I was
arrested" by the Korean People's Army. But while Pentagon
officials declined to confirm this aspect of the statement
publicly until they notify Mr. Hilemon's family, American
officials said preliminary information from Mr. Hall suggested
that Mr. Hilemon was injured by the attack on the aircraft and
was injured further in the crash, then was pulled free of the
wreckage by Mr. Hall, only to die of his wounds."
- Hogan, Capt. Charles Edward - Born June 18, 1933, Captain
Hogan died on November 23, 164. He is buried in the Salem
Baptist Church Cemetery, Lexington, Georgia. At the time
of his death he served with the 55th Aviation Company, SP
- Holloway, 1Lt. Robert J. - Born in 1929, Robert died
in Korea on August 26, 1960. He is buried in Mountain View
Memorial Park, Lakewood, WA.
- Holz, Pvt. Gary A. - Died in Korea November 27, 1968.
- Hopkins, CWO David L. - Died in Korea April 04, 1999.
- Huckobey, SP5 James Darrell - Born November 12, 1936, James
died June 25, 1965 in Korea. He is buried in Arlington
- Humphreys, CW2 Benjamin Kent - Born December 20,
1923, Benjamin died in Korea on November 13, 1961. He is
buried in Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton City, VA.
- Ingram, CW2 Julius Harold "Harry" - Born January 13,
1948 in Shady Grove, Alabama, Harry died over the Sea of Japan
on November 27, 1968. Harry died while a pilot in the U S
Army. He served as a Warrant Officer II and piloted helicopters.
Harry was the son of Julius E. and Molly F. Duke Ingram
originally from Pike County, AL. He was survived by his wife,
young son, and his father and brother. The plane crashed in the
Sea of Japan and his body was not recovered. There is a
marker for him in the Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama.
- Jakale, Col. John J. - 9/21/1956
- Jamieson, CWO Walter E. Jr. - 3/21/1958
- Johanson, SP4 Bengt E. - 3/05/1975
- Johnson, SP6 Joseph H. - Born December 8, 1945, he
died March 05, 1975, and is buried in Pine Level Cemetery, Pine
Level, Alabama. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
- Jones, SP4 John V. - Born November 24, 1954, John
died July 19, 1976 in Korea. He is buried in Terrace
Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, WA.
- Kane, 1Lt. Paul D. - Paul died February 08, 1958 in
- Karstens, Capt. Thomas E. - Born November 19, 1946/died
February 22, 1973. He was an Army captain in the Vietnam
War. He is buried in Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, WA.
- KATUSA - 12/09/1985
- Kern, SP4 Peter Michael - Born February 15, 1945, his
tombstone shows his death date as March 15, 1969.
Specialist Fourth Class Kern was a member of the 3rd Battalion,
23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was wounded by
North Korean infiltrators fighting south of the Demilitarized
Zone (DMZ) on March 15, 1969. He was killed when his rescue
helicopter crashed. Specialist Fourth Class Kern was awarded the
Purple Heart and the Korean Defense Service Medal. He is
buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington
- Kim, Cpl. J.B. (ROK) - Corporal Kim died March 16, 1969
- King, SP4 Stanley Todd - Born December 6, 1948, Stanley's
death date is listed as the day after the aircraft accident
(2/06/1970) that took his life. He was a husband and
father. He is buried in the IOOF Cemetery, Bourbon,
- Lashley, Capt. William Alexander Jr. - Born in 1949,
William died in Korea on July 13, 1977. He was the son of
William Alexander Lashley Sr. and Frances H. Lashley. He
is buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, South Carolina.
- Lewis, CWO J.L. - CWO Lewis died on August 14, 1964
- Lingle, CW2 William L. Jr. - Born November 19, 1919,
William died in Korea on November 13, 1961. He was a
veteran of World War II and Korea. He has markers in Ft.
Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, Oklahoma, and Blair Cemetery,
- Maisel, WO Barney - Barney died on February 22, 1973
- Mason, CW2 Riley W. Jr. - Riley died June 30, 1998 in
- Mathias, WO1 Frank Lloyd - Born March 6, 1946 in
California, Frank died on October 08, 1970 in Korea. He
was Warrant Officer for the 55 Aviation Company in Vietnam.
He is buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Barstow,
- Maxwell, SP5 David N.
- McGrew, SP4 Daniel Vincent - Born May 21, 1954,
Daniel died on March 3, 05, 1975 in Korea. He is buried in
Wichita Park Cemetery & Mausoleum, Wichita, Kansas.
- McKinney, SSGT George T. - George died on March 16, 1969
- Miles, CW2 James H. - James died January 13, 1977 in
- Miller, SP4 Terence D. - Terence died November 27, 1968
- Moore, Capt. Travis L. Sr. - Born March 3, 1930,
Travis died August 04, 1963 in Korea. He is buried in Ft.
Smith National Cemetery, Ft. Smith, Kansas.
- Morgan, MSGT Marvin E. - Born February 13, 1925,
Marvin died August 04, 1963 in Korea. He was a World War
II and Korea veteran. He is buried in Marietta National
Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia.
- Mullady, DAC Jane M. - Jane died January 14, 1959 in
- Neal, SP5 Coleman L. - Neal died November 13, 1961 in
- Nicholson, 1Lt. Joe Sidney - Born in 1930, First
Lieutenant Nicholson was a member of Headquarters Company, 279th
Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. On January 12, 1954,
he died in a plane crash at Anpyong-ni, North Korea. He was
awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service
Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense
Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal. He is buried in
Stroud Cemetery, Stroud, Oklahoma.
- Norman, Capt. Kevin M. - Born February 10, 1973,
Kevin died August 12, 2003 in Korea. He is buried in Sonoma
Veterans Cemetery, Sonoma, California.
- O'Flahavan, Capt. Lawrence V. - Lawrence died
November 13, 1961 in Korea.
- Pappas, SP4 Ric hard A.
- Park, Capt. Benjamin S. Jr. - Born January 12, 1935,
the son of Benjamin Spencer Park Sr. and Ruth Henrietta Schmist
Park, Benjamin Jr. died March 16, 1969 in Korea. He was a
thoracic surgeon stationed at the 121st Evacuation Army Hospital
at Fort Dodge, Korea. He and five other service members were
killed when the medical evacuation helicopter they were in
crashed and burned near Fort Dodge. They had just picked up
several members of the 2D Infantry Division who were wounded in
a fire fight. He was the attending doctor on the flight.
Captain Benjamin's father was a prominent physician and surgeon
in the Painesville, Ohio area. Benjamin Jr. is buried in
Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville, Ohio, alongside his parents.
- Pomeroy, SFC Charles G.
- Ramirez, SP5 Oscar - A World War II and Korea vet,
Oscar was born November 2, 1929 and died November 13, 1961 in
Korea. He is buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery,
San Diego, California.
- Robinson, SSGT Horace P. - Horace died July 13, 1977
- Rothwell, Maj. James C. - James died March 16, 1969
- Sain, CW2 Larry Neville - Born January 23, 1951,
Larry died March 05, 1975 in Korea. He is buried in
Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia, North Carolina.
- Salvage, 2Lt. Harold S. - Harold died November 07, 1955
- Schroeder, SP4 Kurt J. - Kurt died January 13, 1971
- Sealy, CWO Marion N. Jr. - Born January 3, 1939,
Marion died on September 13, 1959 while serving with the 13th
Transportation Helicopter Company TC, Korea. He is buried
in Laurelwood Cemetery, Rock Hill, South Carolina.
- Shannon, 1Lt. Dustin - Born October 06, 1978 in San
Diego, California, Dustin died August 21, 2002 in Korea.
He is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Vassar, Michigan.
- Shears, SPC Ryan J. - Ryan died June 30, 1998 in
- Shumar, Lt. Robert C. - Robert was born March 21, 1958
- Smith, SP5 Fred Lee - Fred was born June 3, 1952 and
died November 28, 1972 in Korea. He was a Vietnam and
Korea veteran. He is buried in Coopers Chapel Cemetery,
- Smith, LTC William Lewis - William was born December
13, 1921. He died November 27, 1968 in Korea. He was
a World War II and Korea veteran. His wife was Mary E.
Smith (1918-2002). William is buried in Fort Sam Houston
National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.
- Snow, Capt. Kevin M. - Kevin died August 12, 2003 in
- Steele, W01 Michael R. - Michael died November 02, 1979
- Stitzel, Capt. Victor N.S. - Victor died February 22, 1973
- Stoller, SP4 Edwin Lee - Born October 13, 1948, Edwin
died March 16, 1969 in Korea. He served with the 377
Medical Company in Vietnam. Edwin is buried in the IOOF
Cemetery, New Haven, Indiana.
- Sutera, 1Lt. Nick L. - Nick was born January 13, 1971
- Taylor, CW2 Robert D. - Born May 26, 1923, Robert
died November 13, 1991 in Korea. He is buried in Troy IOOF
Community Cemetery, Troy, West Virginia.
- Thatcher, 1Lt. Thomas A. - Thomas died September 13, 1959
- Thomas, CWO Ronald - Born November 28, 1938, Ronald
died August 14, 1964 in Korea.
- Truit, Capt. Gene A. - Gene died August 04, 1963 in
- Unknown name - Artillery officer - Died February 20, 1956
- Unknown name - Captain - Died October 02, 1954 in
- Unknown name - Crewmen (2) - Died June 07, 1954 in
- Unknown name - 1st Lieutenant - Died January 12, 1954
- Unknown name - Lieutenant - Died October 02, 1954 in
- Unknown name - ME - Died December 22, 1953 in Korea.
- Unknown name - NCO - Died June 20, 1962 in Korea.
- Unknown name - Pilot - Died December 22, 1953 in
- Unknown name - Private - Died January 20, 1955 in
- Unknown name - Warrant Officer - Died June 07, 1954
- Unknown names (Neutral Nations Truce Supervisory Commission)
- Died November 07, 1955 in Korea.
- Uyenoyama, Capt. Dennis Hidenobu - Born November 10,
1941, Dennis died January 13, 1971 in Korea. He is buried
in San Francisco National cemetery, San Francisco, California.
Dennis was a Vietnam and Korea veteran.
- Wallenburg, CW3 James J. - Born December 22, 1961.
James died August 21, 2002 in Korea. James is buried in
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
- Wancura, SP5 Everett W. - Born September 18, 1949,
this Vietnam and Korea veteran died March 05, 1975 in Korea.
He is buried in Dove Creek Cemetery, Dove Creek, Colorado.
- Warren, CIV Stanley S. - Stanley died November 23, 1964
- White, SP4 Jack Lee - Born May 09, 1939 in Cambridge,
Ohio, Jack died November 13, 1961 in Korea. The son of
Asberry E. White (died 1977) and Lela Faye Kirkbride White
(1917-2004), Jack was survived by brothers Jim, Don, Tom and Tim
White, and sisters Patricia White Heath, Judy White Beadle,
Sandra White Loewendick, Brenda White Dereskiewicz, and Shirley
White Brill. Jack is buried in Northwood Cemetery,
- Whittle, PFC Michael E. - Michael died April 07, 1973
- Winchester, SP3 James E. - Born February 8, 1938,
James died March 21, 1958 in Korea. James is buried in
Saint Leo Cemetery, Acadia Parish, Louisiana.
- Winchester, DAC Virgil S.
- Winget, PFC Jeffrey A. - Jeffrey died December 22, 1986
- Withers, SP5 Leslie V. Jr. - Born January 13, 1930,
Leslie died November 13, 1961 in Korea. He is buried in
Anderson Memorial Gardens and Chapel Mausoleum, Dossett, TN.
He was with the 65th Ordnance Company in Korea.
- Woodrum, CW3 Gary L. - Gary died May 08, 1978 in
- Zanchi, SP5 Carroll C. - Carroll died March 16, 1969
- Zimmermann, Lt. Roy C. - Roy died November 13, 1991