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Conflict Period:
Korean War 1
Rank:
Airman, U.S. Navy 1
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Person:
R E Ospiert 1
Birth Date: Unknown 1
Death:
Death: Died July 30, 1953 in the Philippines 1
Death Date: 30 Jul 1953 1
Status: Non-hostile Air Crash 1
Residence:
State: Unknown City, Unknown 1
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Korean War 1

Rank:
Airman, U.S. Navy 1

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Airman Ospiert was a crew member of a PB4Y-5A Privateer patrol bomber with Patrol Bomber Squadron 48, based at Naval Air Station Sangley Point, Philippines. On July 30, 1953, while on patrol, the port engine caught fire and the plane crashed at sea, killing ten crewmen. Five crewmen were rescued by a Coast Guard aircraft. Airman Ospiert was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, 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.

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