Posted By:P.Fazzini
Subject:Re: Rock Island County, Illinois Korean War KIAs/MIAs
Post Date:May 20, 2012 at 16:13:30
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ABMC record:
Thomas La Velle Belyea
Rock Island, Illinois
Born October 20, 1930
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force
Service Number AO-2227566
Non-hostile Air Crash
Died October 30, 1953 in Korea
Second Lieutenant Belyea was the pilot of a F-84G Thunderjet fighter with the 311th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 58th Fighter-Bomber Group. On October 30, 1953, while flying on instruments, his aircraft crashed into a small mountain near Kumch'oc, Korea. Second Lieutenant Belyea was awarded 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