The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Timothy S. Yamakawa
Rank: Airman Second Class
Service Number: AF19429618
Date Missing: 10/29/1952
Unit: 37th Bombardment Squadron 17th Bombardment Wing
Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place:
Next Steps: Airman Second Class Yamakawa was a crew member of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 37th Bomber Squadron, 17th Bomber Wing. On October 29, 1952, while on a day interdiction of the enemy main supply route, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on October 15, 1953. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** Airman Yamakawa was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Commendation Ribbon, 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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