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SERV_NO: AO-783917
LNAME: COLLINS
FNAME: JAMES
MNAME: LAWRENCE
SFX:  
RANK_Posthumous: 1LT
LOSS_DATE: 5/8/1951
Status per Govt: MIA
Should be Status: POW
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: Part of four-ship element of F-80Cs, crashed into target while conducting dive bombing mission at Pyongyang Airfield, 2 mi E of Pyongyang, no egress noted
EVIDENCE_ALIVE: on Baker list -reported alive thru reasonably substantiated sources.
EVIDENCE_DEAD:  
COMMENT1: May get confused with Edw R Collins mia 18 May 51 & returned alive 18 Aug 53
COMMENT2:  
HOME_CITY: ATLANTA
STATE: GA
BIRTH_DATE: 6/10/1924
NICKNAME:  
RACE: Cau
HEIGHT: 5-7
WEIGHT: 124
HAIR: brn
EYES:  
ID_MARKS:  
CASE: A188
KWALD_COMMENT: No egress noted
CREW_STATUS: 1Lt James L. Collins, USAF, MIA/BNR, no egress noted
SERVICE: USAF
DIV_or_GRP: 49 FTR BMB GRP
RGT_or_WNG:  
BN_or_SQ: 7 FTR BMB SQ
CO_or_BTRY:  
VEHICLE: F-80C
VEH_ID: 49-550
DEATH_DATE:  
REMAINS:  
DOCUMENTS:  
MIA_CAP:  
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: 7 FTR BMB SQ
INCident_AREA: 2 mi east Pyongyang
CAMP:  
KT_interrogations:  
RAND:  
UTM_Coord: YD467215
KWALD: 574
GRAVE:  
Birth_YR: 1924
Op_Glory:  
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