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Richard Upton

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

Richard R. Upton
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: AF16195600
Date Missing: 12/20/1950
Unit: 728th Bombardment Squadron 452nd Bombardment Wing
Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
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Next Steps: Sergeant Upton was the tail gunner of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 728th Bomber Squadron, 452nd Bomber Wing at Pusan Airfield East (K-9), South Korea. On December 20, 1950, after taking-off, the aircraft crashed seven miles north of Natsue, Honshu, Japan, killing all on board. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** Sergeant Upton 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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