Ralph N. Kallock
Captain, United States Air Force
RALPH KALLOCK BURIED AT ARLINGTON
WASHINGTON, November 2, 1950 – Captain Ralph N. Kallock of Braddock, Pennsylvania, was buried today in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. He was the first Air Force victim of the Korean fighting to be buried in the famous cemetery.
Attending the graveside service were Secretary of the Air Force Thomas K. Finletter, General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Air Force Chief of Staff, and Mrs. Vandenburg, and Lieutenant General Nathan F. Twining, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff. The service was conducted by Brigadier General Augustus Gearhard, Chief of Roman Catholic chaplains.
Captain Kallock, a gunnery officer, was killed when a B-26 bomber, engaged in a Korean bombing mission, crashed in Japan. He was 30 years old.
A veteran of World War II, he held the Purple
Heart and Air Medal for service with the Tenth Air Force in the China-Burma-India
Posted: January 2008