The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Joseph P. Zeigler
Rank: First Lieutenant
Service Number: AO-2224628
Date Missing: 04/23/1953
Unit: 8th Fighter Bombardment Squadron 49th Fighter Bombardment Group
Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place:
Next Steps: First Lieutenant Zeigler was the pilot of a F-84G Thunderjet fighter with the 8th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 49th Fighter-Bomber Group. On April 23, 1953, while on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire. He bailed out. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on April 24, 1954. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** First Lieutenant Zeigler 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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