AFM 200-25   16 January 196I                        Korean War POW/MIA Network

Austin, Arthur Myles

Capt (promoted to Maj while MIA); AO1289023

731st Bomb Sq, 3d Bomb Wing;   Copilot  B-26C; 44-35974A

Identifying Data:  Birth Date, 11 September 1922  Race. Caucasian

Eyes: hazel; Hair: brown; Height: 6'2"; Weight: 180 lbs.

Distinguishing Marks. 4" scar, lower left thigh front.

Circumstances of Loss:

1. Reported MIA 27 April 1951.

2. Capt. Austin's plane, with four crewmen, left its base at 1904 hours, 26 April 1951, for Taegu, from which it was to begin a night intruder mission followed by a medium altitude bomb run and visual reconnaissance. Upon completing its mission, the plane was to return to Taegu. Ground control near Taegu reported that the plane contacted them at 1920 hours. This is the last known contact.

Personal History:

Birthplace. Bellingham, Wash. Cities of Residence. Beach, Wash.; Riverside, Calif.

WW II Service. Pacific, Honolulu; Eurc pean Theater, Italy. Wife & Children.

Civilian Schools. Beach Grammar School Beach, Wash., 1928-36; Whatcom High, Bell ingham, Wash., 1936-37; Bellingham High BeUingham, Wash., 1937-40.

Military Schools. Ft Benningr Ga. (OCS infantry, Aug. 42); Maxwell Fid, Ala. (pre flight, Jul. 43); Jackson, Tenn. (primary Aug. 43); Newport, Ark. (basic, Nov. 43) Blytheville, Ark. (advanced twin engine Jan. 44); Stout Fid, Ind. (glider pickup, Jul 44); Long Beach, Calif, (general administration for rated officers, Jul. 46); March AFB Calif. (Jun.48).

Previous Occupation. Truck driver.

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