|AFM 200-25 16 January
1961 Korean War POW/MIA Network
Arms, John Walter
2d Lt (promoted to 1st Lt while MIA); AO2225726
identifying Data: Birth Date. 14 December 1928 Race.
Caucasian Eyes: blue; Hair: blonde;
Circumstances of Loss;
1. Reported MIA 5 June 1953.
2. About 0748 hours, 5 June 1953, Lt Arms reported that his plane was
receiving heavy ground fire. This was the last contact with the plane. The
following reports were received from forward observers, both air and ground,
in Lt Arms' area of operations: at 0750 hours, a plane crashed; although the
wings were sheared off, the fuselage appeared practically intact; at 0757
hours, a man, apparently from the crashed plane, ran into nearby bushes; at
0820 hours, a man was captured near the crash; at 0900 hours, seven enemy
took a man prisoner; at 1000 hours, the pilot and observer of the crashed
plane were captured.
One of the two crew members, possibly both of them, survived the crash and was captured.
Birthplace, Portsmouth, Ohio.
Cities of Residence. Portsmouth, Ohio.
Marital Status. Single.
Civilian Schools. Portsmouth High School; Ohio University, 3 years, engineering, 1951.
Military Schools. Jacksonville, Fla. (aviation fundamentals and aviation ordnance, (U.S. Navy, 1946); Greenville AFB, Miss. (preflight pilot, Sept 51); Greenville AFB, Miss, (basic pilot, Mar. 52); Laredo AFB, Tex. (basic pilot, single engine, Oct. 52).
Previous Occupation. Student
Korean War POW/MIA Network