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530310   VMO-6 (FW)     Korea

Incident Date 530310 VMO-6 (FW) OE-1 BuNo 133786 Shot down on recon mission, bail out successful

[PASSENGERS]
Euston, Thomas James LT (USN) OB Pass VMO-6 (FW) 1st MAW 530310


THOMAS JAMES EUSTON : 6 VMO SQDN 1 MAW : NAVY : HOSTILE, DIED (KIA) : DATE OF LOSS MARCH 10, 1953 : LT - O3 : 326373 : MOS ----- : LOS ANGELES, CA : PLACE OF LOSS - UNKNOWN LOCATION : BORN NOVEMBER 21, 1919 : CAUCASIAN : KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO 8768 : DATE OF FINAL STATUS (MARCH 10, 1953) : PLANE CRASH USS BOXER LC-126 : bailed out successfully, ground SAR unsuccessful : declared KIA


KORWALD Loss Incident Summary:
KORWALD Loss Incident Summary

Date of Loss: 530310
Tail Number: 133786
Aircraft Type: Cessna OE-1
Wing or Group: 1st MAW
Squadron: VMO-6
Circumstances of Loss: Shot down on recon mission, bailed out successfully, ground SAR effort unsuccessful



Crewmembers Associated With This Loss
Name
(Last, First Middle) Rank Service Status Comments
EUSTON, Thomas J. LT USN KIA VMO-6
EZELL, Dee E. CAPT USMC RMC RMC, Big Switch (HQ Battery, 11th Marines)





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

Korean War Project:
THOMAS JAMES EUSTON

6 VMO SQDN 1 MAW

Navy

Hostile, Died (KIA)

Date Of Loss: March 10, 1953

LT - O3

Service Number: 326373 MOS: -----

Home of Record: LOS ANGELES, CA

Place of Loss: Unknown Location

Born: November 21, 1919
Year of Birth: 1919

Caucasian

Korean War Project Key No: 8768

Date Of Final Status: (March 10, 1953)
PLANE CRASH USS BOXER LC-126


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