The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
William F. Umbarger
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service Number: AO-2222166
Date Missing: 02/28/1952
Unit: 9th Fighter Bombardment Squadron 49th Fighter Bombardment Wing
Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place:
Next Steps: Second Lieutenant Umbarger was the pilot of a F-84E Thunderjet fighter with the 9th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 49th Fighter-Bomber Wing. On February 28, 1952, while on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire. His bailout was unsuccessful. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** Second Lieutenant Umbarger was awarded the Air Medal, 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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