William G. Wilkerson, PFC, USAF, (KIA)

November 28, 1950

1950 – November 28; H-5H #49-2009 crashed into a mountain about 25 miles north west of Pyongyang, Korea, in low visibility, darkness and low on fuel, returning to base after rescuing a F4U pilot from North Korea. Killed in the crash were 1st Lt. Robert B. Parker (P), Pfc. William G. Wilkerson (MT) and Ens. William G. Wagner USN F4U-5P pilot. This was the first loss of USAF helicopter crew members in the Korean War.

“That Others May Live, USAF Air Rescue in Korea” by Forrest L. Marion & http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_date.htm

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