Louis Joseph Sebille

Louis Joseph Sebille

Birth
Harbor Beach, Huron County, Michigan, USA
Death 5 Aug 1950 (aged 34)
South Korea
Burial Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 7855064 · View Source
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Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Major, United States Air Force, 67th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 18th Fighter-Bomber Group, 5th Air Force. He was awarded his Medal posthumously for service Near Hanchang, Korea, on August 5, 1950. His citation reads "Maj. Sebille, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. During an attack on a camouflaged area containing a concentration of enemy troops, artillery, and armored vehicles, Maj. Sebille's F-51 aircraft was severely damaged by antiaircraft fire. Although fully cognizant of the short period he could remain airborne, he deliberately ignored the possibility of survival by abandoning the aircraft or by crash landing, and continued his attack against the enemy forces threatening the security of friendly ground troops. In his determination to inflict maximum damage upon the enemy, Maj. Sebille again exposed himself to the intense fire of enemy gun batteries and dived on the target to his death. The superior leadership, daring, and selfless devotion to duty which he displayed in the execution of an extremely dangerous mission were an inspiration to both his subordinates and superiors and reflect the highest credit upon himself, the U.S. Air Force, and the armed forces of the United Nations".

Bio by: Peterborough K


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MICHIGAN
MAJOR 18 FIGHTER GP AF
WORLD WAR II KOREA


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  • Added: 9 Sep 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7855064
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Joseph Sebille (21 Nov 1915–5 Aug 1950), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7855064, citing Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .