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520909   VMO-6 (FW)     Korea

Incident Date 520909 VMO-6 (FW) OE-1 BuNo 133816 Downed by AAA behind enemy lines

[CREW]
Trotter Jr., Donald Kenneth Capt Pilot VMO-6 (FW) 1stMAW 520909
Walker, Emile Alan 2ndLt AO VMO-6 (FW) HQBtty/11th Marines/1stMarDiv 520909


DONALD KENNETH TROTTER JR : 6 VMO SQDN 1 MAW : MARINES : HOSTILE, DIED (KIA) : DATE OF LOSS: SEPTEMBER 2, 1952 : CPT - O3 : 034511 : MOS ----- : EAST LIVERPOOL, OH : PLACE OF LOSS - UNKNOWN LOCATION : BORN: FEBRUARY 19, 1924 : CAUCASIAN : KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO 30466 : DATE OF FINAL STATUS: (SEPTEMBER 2, 1952) : BLOOD CHIT # 40696F : no chute observed

EMILE ALAN WALKER : HQ BTRY 11 MAR RGT 1 MAR DIV : MARINES : HOSTILE, DIED WHILE MISSING (MIA) : DATE OF LOSS - SEPTEMBER 9, 1952 : 2LT - O1 : 051845 : MOS ----- : ATLANTA, GA : PLACE OF LOSS: UNKNOWN LOCATION : BORN DECEMBER 23, 1926 : CAUCASIAN : KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO 31340 : DATE OF FINAL STATUS (SEPTEMBER 9, 1952) : BLOOD CHIT # 41151F : no chute observed


"History of Marine Observation Squadron Six":
"On 9 September 1952, Captain Robert B. Lipscombe Jr. and Second Lieutenant Roland L. McDaniel were shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission in their OE. Ground observers saw the action, and also saw two parachutes open and drift to the ground behind enemy lines. They later noted the enemy leading personnel to the rear. Both Lipscomb and McDaniel were listed as Missing In Action. The same day Captain Donald K. Trotter Jr. and Second Lieutenant Emile A. Walker were also shot down in an OE. Trotter and Walker had been searching for Lipscombe and McDaniel when they were hit and forced down behind enemy lines. They were also listed as missing in action.

Captain Robert B. Lipscombe Jr. and Second Lieutenant Roland L. McDaniel were captured by the North Koreans on 9 September and released in August 1953. When Captain Lipscombe was released, he verified the deaths of Trotter and Walker. They had been killed in action when their plane crashed after being shot down."

Submitted by History and Museums Division, USMC, Historian, USMC Combat Helicopter Association

KORWALD Loss Incident Summary:
KORWALD Loss Incident Summary

Date of Loss: 520909
Tail Number: 133816
Aircraft Type: Cessna OE-1
Wing or Group: 1st MAW
Squadron: VMO-6
Circumstances of Loss: Downed by AAA during recon mission behind enemy lines, no chutes observed



Crewmembers Associated With This Loss
Name
(Last, First Middle) Rank Service Status Comments
TROTTER, JR., Donald K. CAPT USMC KIA VMO-6
WALKER, Emile A. 2LT USMC KIA 11th Marines



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

Korean War Project:
EMILE ALAN WALKER

HQ BTRY 11 MAR RGT 1 MAR DIV

Marines

Hostile, Died While Missing (MIA)

Date Of Loss: September 9, 1952

2LT - O1

Service Number: 051845 MOS: -----

Home of Record: ATLANTA, GA

Place of Loss: Unknown Location

Born: December 23, 1926
Year of Birth: 1926

Caucasian

Korean War Project Key No: 31340

Date Of Final Status: (September 9, 1952)
Blood Chit # 41151F

Korean War Project:
DONALD KENNETH TROTTER JR

6 VMO SQDN 1 MAW

Marines

Hostile, Died (KIA)

Date Of Loss: September 2, 1952

CPT - O3

Service Number: 034511 MOS: -----

Home of Record: EAST LIVERPOOL, OH

Place of Loss: Unknown Location

Born: February 19, 1924
Year of Birth: 1924

Caucasian

Korean War Project Key No: 30466

Date Of Final Status: (September 2, 1952)
Blood Chit # 40696F


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