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Benjamin Rader

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

Benjamin N. Rader
Rank: Captain
Service Number: 16071A
Date Missing: 10/20/1950
Unit: 8th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron 543rd Tactical Support Group
Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
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Next Steps: Captain Rader was the pilot of a RF-80A Lockeed Shooting Star photo reconnaissance aircraft with the 8th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 543rd Tactical Support Group. On October 20, 1950, while on a reconnaissance mission twenty miles south of Pyongyang, North Korea, contact with his aircraft 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. ** For his leadership and valor, Captain Rader was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with 14 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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