John Miles Corbett
Missing in Action – Presumed Dead
First Lieutenant Corbett was the pilot of a F-84G Thunderjet fighter with the 8th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 49th Fighter Bomber Group. On December 15, 1952, while on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire, crashed and burst into flames. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on December 16, 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.


  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 November 1925
  • Date of death: 15 December 1952
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Air Force
  • Division/Assignment: 8th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 49th Fighter Bomber Group
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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