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

Cave, James Albert

A/2C (promoted to A/1C  while MIA); AF 13411410

 13th Bomb Sq, 3d Bomb Gp;  Gunner  B-26; 44r-35760A

Identifying Data: 
Birth Date. 22 December 1931   Race. Caucasian

Eyes: blue; Hair: blonde; Height: 6'9"; Weight: 150 lbs.

Circumstances of loss: (same as Burrell)

1. Reported MIA 5 June 1952.

2. At 2325 hours, 5 June 1952, a distress call was received by another plane that Capt Burrell's plane was on fire and the crew was bailing out 15 miles south of the big island off the northwest coast of Korea, The plane that received the call proceeded at once to the scene but found no trace of the crew. Air rescue units searched with negative results.

Conclusion:

Capt Burrell probably bailed out successfully and landed in the water. This being the case, he could have been either picked up by enemy forces at sea or drowned.

Personal History:

Birthplace. Stanley, Va.

Cities of Residence^ Stanley, Va,

Wife & Children. redacted

Civivilian Schools. High School, Stanley, Va., 1949.

Military Schools. Lowry AFB, Colo, (turret system mechanic, Oct. 61); Lowry AFB, Colo, (aircraft gunnery, Nov. 51).

Previous Occupation. Hardrock mining, 2 years.