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Capt James Alward “Jim” Van Fleet, Jr

Capt James Alward “Jim” Van Fleet, Jr

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 4 Apr 1952 (aged 26)
North Korea
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 118110953 · View Source
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USMA Class of 1948, Captain Van Fleet was the pilot of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 13th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group. On April 4, 1952, while on a night intruder mission, his aircraft crashed near Haeju, North Korea. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on March 31, 1954.

Capt John Albert McAllaster, Jr, also lost in this incident.

Awarded
Purple Heart
Air Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
United Nations Service Medal
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge

Gravesite Details
Parents: General James Alward Van Fleet Sr. & Helen Hazel (Moore) Van Fleet
Spouse: Yvonne Cloud (Lewis)
1 Son: James Alward Van Fleet III

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  • Created by: GraveHunter
  • Added: 3 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 118110953
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt James Alward “Jim” Van Fleet, Jr (28 Dec 1925–4 Apr 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 118110953, citing National Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by GraveHunter (contributor 47976571) Unknown.