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Robert Laier

The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.

Robert H. Laier
Rank: Captain
Service Number: 18039A
Date Missing: 06/19/1951
Unit: 336th Fighter Interceptor Squadron 4th Fighter Interceptor Group
Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
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Next Steps: Captain Laier was the pilot of a F-86A Sabrejet fighter interceptor with the 336th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Group. On June 19, 1951, while on a combat mission near Sonchon, Korea, his aircraft was attacked by two MiG-15s. He parachuted to safety but was taken Prisoner of War. He was presumed dead on February 28, 1954. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** Captain Laier was awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart, the Prisoner of War Medal, 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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