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521221   Ships Detachment     Korea

Incident Date 521221 Ships Detachment HO3S-1 USS Missouri BuNo 123130 crashed off North Korea during Naval Gunfire Spotting Mission

[CREW]
Dern, Robert D. 1stLt Pilot Ships Detachment USS Missouri(BB-63) 521221
Ellison, Rex D. 1stLt Pilot Ships Detachment USS Missouri(BB-63) 521221


ROBERT DORMAN DERN : MAR DET USS MISSOURI (BB 63) USN FLEET : MARINES : HOSTILE, DIED (KIA) : DATE OF LOSS: DECEMBER 21, 1952 : 1LT - O2 : 050373 : MOS ----- : MOOREHEAD CITY, NC : PLACE OF LOSS - OFF COAST NEAR CHOSEN-HAEMAN, NORTH KOREA : BORN NOVEMBER 7, 1923 : CAUCASIAN : KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO 7430 : DATE OF FINAL STATUS (DECEMBER 21, 1952)

REX DONALD ELLISON : MAR DET USS MISSOURI (BB 63) USN FLEET : MARINES : HOSTILE, DIED (KIA) : DATE OF LOSS: DECEMBER 21, 1952 : 1LT - O2 : 051351 : MOS: ----- : LONG BEACH, CA : PLACE OF LOSS - OFF COAST NEAR CHOSEN-HAEMAN, NORTH KOREA: BORN OCTOBER 23, 1926 : CAUCASIAN : KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO 8543 : DATE OF FINAL STATUS: (DECEMBER 21, 1952)


KORWALD Loss Incident Summary:
KORWALD Loss Incident Summary

Date of Loss: 521221
Tail Number: 123130
Aircraft Type: HO3S-1
Wing or Group: USS Missouri (BB-63)
Squadron: Helicopter Squadron One
Circumstances of Loss: Crashed into sea off east cost of North Korea near Chosen-Haeman while on naval gunnery spotting mission, Side Nr. UP40, 2nd USS Missouri helo and a whaleboat from the USS Hubbard conducted SAR effort



Crewmembers Associated With This Loss
Name
(Last, First Middle) Rank Service Status Comments
DERN, Robert D. 1LT USMC KIA Marine Detachment, USS Missouri
ELLISON, Rex D. 1LT USMC KIA Marine Detachment, USS Missouri
MAYHEW, Robert L. ENS USN RCV



Submitted by Alan H Barbour, Historian, USMC Combat Helicopter Association

Korean War Project:
ROBERT DORMAN DERN

BB 63 MAR DET USS MISSOUR USN FLEET

Marines

Hostile, Died (KIA)

Date Of Loss: December 21, 1952

1LT - O2

Service Number: 050373 MOS: -----

Home of Record: MOOREHEAD CITY, NC

Place of Loss: Unknown Location

Born: November 7, 1923
Year of Birth: 1923

Caucasian

Korean War Project Key No: 7430

Date Of Final Status: (December 21, 1952)

Korean War Project:
REX DONALD ELLISON

BB 63 MAR DET USS MISSOUR USN FLEET

Marines

Hostile, Died (KIA)

Date Of Loss: December 21, 1952

1LT - O2

Service Number: 051351 MOS: -----

Home of Record: LONG BEACH, CA

Place of Loss: Unknown Location

Born: October 23, 1926
Year of Birth: 1926

Caucasian

Korean War Project Key No: 8543

Date Of Final Status: (December 21, 1952)



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