1LT Luke Cole Fyffe

1LT Luke Cole Fyffe

Birth
Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, USA
Death 24 Oct 1951 (aged 28)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Memorial ID 118652632 · View Source
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First Lieutenant Fyffe was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 343rd Bomber Squadron, 98th Bomber Wing. On October 24, 1951, while in formation for a bombing run, the aircraft was attacked by 40 to 70 MiGs and damaged. The crew bailed out over Wonsan Harbor near Triyom-do, North Korea. His remains were not recovered.

Aircraft name "Our Gal."

Awarded
Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Currently their is not DNA on file from a decedent of Luke click the link below for directions on how to get started.

KOREAN WAR DNA PROJECT KEY NO: 10080


Family Members

Gravesite Details 2 Brothers Pat Cleburne Jr & Arthur Fyffe

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  • Created by: GraveHunter
  • Added: 13 Oct 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 118652632
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Luke Cole Fyffe (2 Mar 1923–24 Oct 1951), Find a Grave Memorial no. 118652632, citing National Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by GraveHunter (contributor 47976571) Unknown.