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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 86534
Last updated: 30 October 2020
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Time:21:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic f80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed RF-80A Shooting Star
Owner/operator:67th TRWg /45th TRSqn USAF (67th TRWg /45th TRSqn United States Air Force)
Registration: 44-85489
C/n / msn: 080-1512
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Yalu River, near Taechon Air Base -   North Korea
Phase: Combat
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Destination airport:
Attached to 67th TRW, 45th TRS. Shot down 27 July 1953. Hit by ground fire, fire burned tail off, crashed into the Yalu River, near Taechon AB, North Korea. Pilot - John K "Rusty" Rhodes - presumed MIA/KIA as not seen to eject from his aircraft. As the cease fire, which brought the Korean War to an end, came into force at 22:00 local, Rhodes as the last USAF pilot to be killed in combat in Korea.



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Revision history:

16-Nov-2014 04:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
19-Apr-2020 08:41 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Operator]

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