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Please click on "Contact Us" above and let us know who you are and how to contact you when we learn more about this Serviceman. If you have revisions or additions to anything you see here, please let us know that, too. Many "Sightings" (click above) of missing men referred to physical descriptions, numbers of men, possibly a unit name, a location, and an approximate date. What made a man memorable to others may have been his accent, home town or state, nickname, tattoo, red hair, etc.  The more we know, the more likely we are to recognize him in documents we find.

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SERV_NO: AF6878302
LNAME: RUSKA
FNAME: JAMES
MNAME:  
SFX:  
RANK_Posthumous: MSG
LOSS_DATE: 1/31/1952
Status per Govt: NBD
Should be Status:  
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: Departed Kadena AB on routine combat msn, last contact at 302154L 100 mi N. of Kadena AB
EVIDENCE_ALIVE:  
EVIDENCE_DEAD:  
COMMENT1:  
COMMENT2:  
HOME_CITY:  
STATE: NY
BIRTH_DATE: 3/12/1917
NICKNAME:  
RACE:  
HEIGHT:  
WEIGHT:  
HAIR:  
EYES:  
ID_MARKS:  
CASE:  
KWALD_COMMENT:  
CREW_STATUS: Moldafsky/McLain/Owens/Reiche/Williams/Allen/Bristol/Hebert/Ruska/Schuman/Stinnett/Adams/Threlkeld, USAF, NBD/BNR
SERVICE: USAF
DIV_or_GRP: 307 BMB WNG
RGT_or_WNG: 307 BMB WNG
BN_or_SQ: 372 BMB SQ
CO_or_BTRY:  
VEHICLE: B-29A
VEH_ID: 44-62083
DEATH_DATE:  
REMAINS:  
DOCUMENTS:  
MIA_CAP:  
LIST_944:  
LIST_450:  
LIST_308:  
LIST_125:  
LIST_71:  
Nielsen_Henderson:  
Johnnie_Johnson:  
Air-Intel:  
AFM_200-25:  
National Guardian:  
Moo_Hak_School:  
Sunchon_Tunnel_M:  
CAUSE_of_Death:  
List_389:  
Peiking_Radio:  
LastKnownAlive_DT:  
WITH: 372 BMB SQ
INCident_AREA:  
CAMP:  
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RAND:  
UTM_Coord:  
KWALD: 2647
GRAVE:  
Birth_YR: 1917
Op_Glory:  
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