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SERV_NO: AO-783069
LNAME: HOBBIE
FNAME: JACK
MNAME: MELVIN
SFX:  
RANK_Posthumous: CPT
LOSS_DATE: 6/1/1951
Status per Govt: MIA
Should be Status:  
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: 4 B-29s headed for Kwaksan RR bridge, downed by MiGs (24 MiGs in area), No. 3 engine on fire, 4 parachutes observed by crew of B-29 6272, 4 flights of 4 18th FB
EVIDENCE_ALIVE:  
EVIDENCE_DEAD:  
COMMENT1: Russian Records confirm shootdown but not bailouts
COMMENT2:  
HOME_CITY: SAN FRANCISCO
STATE: CA
BIRTH_DATE: 6/25/1924
NICKNAME:  
RACE:  
HEIGHT:  
WEIGHT:  
HAIR:  
EYES:  
ID_MARKS:  
CASE: A212
KWALD_COMMENT:  
CREW_STATUS: SSgt M.J. Hunt, Sgt D.D. Kehr, Capt H.D. Farler, Op Glory, Capt's R.A. Fredericksen/D.L. Little, SSgt J.B. Mullins, Jr., RMC, SSgt C.W. Crocker, 2Lt G.M. Goodma
SERVICE: USAF
DIV_or_GRP: 98 BMB WNG
RGT_or_WNG: 98 BMB WNG
BN_or_SQ: 343 BMB SQ
CO_or_BTRY:  
VEHICLE: B-29A
VEH_ID: 44-86327
DEATH_DATE:  
REMAINS:  
DOCUMENTS:  
MIA_CAP: 2
LIST_944: X
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: 343 BMB SQ
INCident_AREA:  
CAMP:  
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RAND:  
UTM_Coord: XD7794 (YD09
KWALD: 2891
GRAVE:  
Birth_YR: 1924
Op_Glory:  
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