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James Van Fleet

CPT James Alward Van Fleet Jr

13th Bombardment Squadron
Air Force
Hostile, Died While Missing (MIA)
Remains Not Recovered
Aircraft Type: B-26B
Aircraft Number: 44-34300
Date Of Loss: April 4, 1952
Service Number: 17852A
Born: December 28, 1925
Home Or Place Of Enlistment
Los Angeles, California
Location Or Battle Zone: North Korea
Town Or Area: Haeju Area
Comments: USMA Class of 1948, Captain Van Fleet was the pilot of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 13th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group. On April 4, 1952, while on a night intruder mission, his aircraft crashed near Haeju, North Korea. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on March 31, 1954. Per Ed Monynagh, wing member. Son of General James Van Fleet and Helen Moore Van Fleet. Born Los Angeles, California, lived in several locations throughout the United States. Graduated Auburndale High School, Auburndale, Florida, 1944. He was known as "Jim" and "Van."

Final Disposition Date: March 31, 1954
Korean War Project Key No: 30835



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JAMES ALWARD VAN FLEET JR

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 

1925 

December 28, 1925 

 

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Dedicated To - Arthur Donald DeLacy - 1st Lieutenant - USMCR - MIA POW - 10/07/1951 - Heartbreak Ridge