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Donald Stainhope Sirman
 Captain, United States Air Force
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Korean War 
 Donald Stainthorpe Sirman
Captain, U.S. Air Force
Service #:AO-686024
Place of Birth:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth:March 04, 1922
Date of Death:June 14, 1951
Status:Killed while Prisoner of War
Wars or Conflicts:
 Korean War
Courts of the Missing: Court 8
Honolulu Memorial
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 
 Distinguished Flying Cross
 Purple Heart
 Air Medal
 Prisoner of War Medal
 National Defense Service Medal
 Korean Service Medal
 Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
 United Nations Service Medal
 Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Captain Sirman was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 35th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter Bomber Group. On July 7, 1950, while on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire. He survived the crash and was taken Prisoner of War, forced to march to North Korea on the "Tiger Death March", and was killed by a guard at An-Dong, North Korea on June 14, 1951. 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 Sirman was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, the Prisoner of War Medal, 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.

There is an "In Memory Of" Headstone in Arlington National Cemetery
which memoralizes Captain Sirman.  His body was never recovered.


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Posted: 20 June 2015
Distinhuished Flying Cross

Purple Heart Medal

Air Medal

Missing In Action

                                    Donald S. Stirman In Memory Of Stone in Arlington National Cemetery