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Korean War Veterans Honor Roll

Frank James Stevenson

Camden, New Jersey

Born February 26, 1934

Airman Third Class, U.S. Air Force
Missing in Action - Presumed Dead
Died January 29, 1953 in Korea


AIRMAN THIRD CLASS FRANK JAMES STEVENSON was the son of James and Leola Stevenson. The family lived at 661 Randolph Street in East Camden, not far from the Admiral Wilson Boulevard. After attending Camden County Vocational School on Browning Road in Pennsauken NJ, Frank James Stevenson enlisted in the United States Air Force in July of 1951.

Airman Third Class Stevenson was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 28th Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group. On January 29, 1953, the aircraft was shot down by MiGs eleven miles south of Pyongyang and eighteen miles east of Sariwon. Of the fourteen crewman, ten bodies were recovered by Communist forces. In January of 1954 three of the four remaining crewman, who had been taken prisoner, were repatriated. Airman Stevenson, who had been listed as Missing in Action, was presumed dead on January 30, 1954. He was survived by his parents and sister Joyce.

Airman Third Class Stevenson was awarded the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.


 
 

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