The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Tauno O. Brooks
Service Number: AO-700695
Date Missing: 08/07/1952
Unit: 13th Bombardment Squadron 3rd Bombardment Wing
Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place:
Next Steps: Captain Brooks was the navigator of a B-26C Invader bomber with the 13th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Wing. On August 7, 1952, while on a night intruder mission, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** For his leadership and valor, Captain Brooks was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
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