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Korean War 1
Rank:
Major, U.S. Air Force 1
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Louis Joseph Sebille 1
Birth Date: 21 Nov 1915 2
Birth Date: 21 Nov 2015 1
Death:
Death: Died August 5, 1950 in Korea 1
Death Date: 05 Aug 1950 1
Status: Killed in Action 1
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State: Harbor Beach, Michigan 1
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Korean War 1

Rank:
Major, U.S. Air Force 1
Service Number:
6663A 1

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Major Sebille was a pilot of a F-51D Mustang fighter and commanded the 67th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 18th Fighter-Bomber Group. On August 5, 1950 near Hamchang, Korea, he was conducting an attack upon a concentration of enemy troops when his aircraft was struck by enemy antiaircraft fire. Rather than attempting to land, he dove on his target to his death. For his leadership and great valor, Major Sebille was awarded the Medal of Honor, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

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