John Francis Thee
First Lieuenant, United States Air Force
Born May 4, 1930
First Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force
Service Number AO2225641
Missing in Action - Presumed Dead
Died July 20, 1953 in Korea
First Lieutenant Thees was the pilot of a F-86F Sabrejet fighter bomber with the 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter-Bomber Group.
On July 20, 1953, while on a combat mission of bombing enemy positions, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire, crashed and burst into flames.
He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on July 21, 1954.
First Lieutenant Thees 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.