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Conflict Period:
Korean War 1
Rank:
First Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force 1
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Person:
Peter Jack Britton 1
Birth Date: 11 Nov 2022 1
Death:
Death: Died October 29, 1952 in Korea 1
Death Date: 29 Oct 1952 1
Status: Missing in Action - Presumed Dead 1
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State: Winston Salem, North Carolina 1
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Korean War 1

Rank:
First Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force 1
Service Number:
AO-2094797 1

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First Lieutenant Britton was the pilot of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 37th Bomber Squadron, 17th Bomber Wing. On October 29, 1952, while on a day interdiction of the enemy main supply route, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on October 15, 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For his leadership and valor, First Lieutenant Britton was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, 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.

Peter Jack Brittons' Great-Granduncle, Sandford Britton, was in the War of 1812--shown in one of the images coincidentally posted on this page!

Sandford Britton, Rank Private: War of 1812 Pension Files, Georgia Page 49 number 34 -- Commencement of service December 22, 1813 Expiration of service February 19th, 1814. Number of days in service, 60. "Ft. Mitchell, Feb'y 20th, 1814. A muster roll of Captain John Thomas' Company of Militia under the command of Major James Patto(n), ordered into service on the 22nd of December, 1813, and terminated on the 19th of February, 1814-both days included, to guard the frontiers in the different counties and forts: Twiggs County, (GA)-Fort Telfain, Fort Twiggs, Fort Jackson; Pulaskin County-Fort Mitchell, Fort Lawrence ; Telfair County: Fort Adams and Fort McIntosh." Source: Fold3.com

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