CDR John Carl Micheel

CDR John Carl Micheel

Birth
USA
Death 1 Feb 1953 (aged 36)
North Korea
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 118455690 · View Source
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USNA Class of 1940, Commander Micheel was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was the pilot of an AD-3 Skyraider dive bomber and the Commanding Officer of Attack Squadron 125 (923) aboard the USS ORISKANY (CVA-34). On February 1, 1953, while leading an attack on an enemy bridge in the "Punchbowl" area of North Korea, his aircraft was struck by enemy anti-aircraft fire, lost its wing and crashed. Through his skill and courage, he destroyed a major section of the bridge before crashing to the ground. His remains were not recovered.

Awarded
Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Korea War Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.


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  • Created by: GraveHunter
  • Added: 9 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 118455690
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CDR John Carl Micheel (5 Apr 1916–1 Feb 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 118455690, citing National Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by GraveHunter (contributor 47976571) Unknown.