AFM 200-25  16 January 1961                       Korean War POW/MIA Network

Bushroe, Sterling Joseph

1st Lt;    AO 1911963  35th Ftr-Bomber Sq, 8th Ftr-Bomber Group
Pilot  F-80C; 49-852A

identifying Data:  Birth Date, 2 November 1926   Race. Caucasian
Eyes: brown; Hair: brown; Height: 5'7''; Weight: 138 lbs.
Distinguishing , Marks: Appendectomy scar; 1*4" scar inside middle of right upper arm.

Circumstances of Loss:

1. Reported MIA 11 September 1951.

2. On 11 September 1951, while flying in -a flight of four aircraft on rail out targets near Myogo, the flight was attacked by MIG's at 1750 hours. After the attack, two members of the flight saw an open parachute (altitude 6,000 to 8,000 feet) and the leader saw Lt Bushroe's aircraft crash. Bushroe was last seen in his parachute at 1800 hours, approximately 3907' N.12553' E. A search was made by the remaining three aircraft and the search was continued at 1600 the next day; however, no trace of the aircraft, Lt Bushroe, or his parachute was sighted.

Conclusion:

Lt Bushroe successfully bailed out of his plane and was captured by enemy forces.

Personal History:

Birthplace. Erie, Mich. ' Cities of Residence. Fort Wayne, Ind.; Erie, Mich.; Toledo, Ohio.

WW II Service. Zone of Interior.

Marital Status. Single. Parents.

Civilian Schools. Grammar School, Fort Wayne, Ind.; High School, Toledo, Ohio.

Military Schools. Randolph Fid, Tex. (basic pilot, JuL 50); Williams AFB, Ariz, (advanced pilot, Dec. 60); Nellis AFB, Nev. (combat crew training, jet, Mar. 50).

Previous Occupation. Materials inspector.

Hobbies. Flying, model plane building.

Miscellaneous. Has 5 sisters and 3 brothers.

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