The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Ivan M. Lachnit
Service Number: AO-762362
Date Missing: 02/21/1951
Unit: Headquarters Squadron 452nd Bombardment Wing
Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place:
Next Steps: Captain Lachnit was the pilot of a B-26B with Headquarters Squadron, 452nd Bomber Wing at Pusan Airfield East (K-9), South Korea. On February 21, 1951, while on a night intruder mission, the aircraft reported clear weather and contact was lost. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** Captain Lachnit was awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster 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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