Mike ? and 6401st Field Maintenance Squadron 1953

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  1. DBWForgottenWar

    Reblogged this on DBW ForgottenWar.

    December 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm

  2. Dean S. DeSoto

    Everyone: This is from the Korean War Memorial regarding my Uncle George lost in Korea in 1951. I am seeking any information about him for our family history. Georgie was a very colorful character. Stories, period photographs, any collateral information would be most welcome. Please forward them to me, Dean S. DeSoto (nephew), catsnorth@sbcglobal.net

    Korean War Veterans Honor Roll
    George Jimmie Soto
    Chino, California
    Born September 11, 1922
    Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force
    Service Number AF39557853
    Missing in Action – Presumed Dead
    Died July 1, 1951 in Korea
    Staff Sergeant Soto was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was the tail gunner of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 728th Bomber Squadron, 452nd Bomber Wing. On July 1, 1951, while on a night intruder mission, his aircraft was shot down over the southern end of Wanson Harbor, North Korea. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. Staff Sergeant Soto was awarded the Air Medal with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

    December 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm

  3. Becki Christian Depew

    My father was assigned to the 6400th FMU from 1 Oct 1952 – 11 Aug 1954. I have a photograph of him and 2 others posing at the sign
    for the 6401st, as well as a few photos of what appears to be salvage and downed aircraft. Dad shared very little about this period of time in his life. Would like to hear from someone who has knowledge of or a family member who served with this unit.

    June 17, 2014 at 10:57 pm

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