Micheel, John Carl, CDR

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1951-1953, 131X, USS Oriskany (CV-34)
Service Years
1940 - 1953

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Home State
South Dakota
South Dakota
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
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Casualty Date
Feb 01, 1953
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Black Hills National Cemetery - Sturgis, South Dakota
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                                    LOCATION: NORTH KOREA

                                          BURIAL LOCATION

                              BLACK HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY

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USNA Class of 1940, Commander Micheel was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was the pilot of an AD-3 Skyraider dive bomber and the Commanding Officer of Attack Squadron 125 (923) aboard USS ORISKANY (CVA-34). On February 1, 1953, while leading an attack on an enemy bridge in the "Punchbowl" area of North Korea, his aircraft was struck by enemy anti-aircraft fire, lost its wing and crashed. Through his skill and courage, he destroyed a major section of the bridge before crashing to the ground. His remains were not recovered.

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Naval Aviator Wings
Command at Sea

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLAdvanced Flight Training CourseUSS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)VA-125 Rough Riders
USS Oriskany (CV-34)
  1942-1942, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1942-1942, 139X, Advanced Flight Training Course
  1951-1951, 131X, USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)
  1951-1953, 131X, VA-125 Rough Riders
  1951-1953, 131X, USS Oriskany (CV-34)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1936-1940, United States Naval Academy
 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial
  2017, Korean War Fallen
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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