Brinkley, John Richard, ENS

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 131X, VF-53 Iron Angels
Service Years
1948 - 1950

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Jeffrey Rohe-Family to remember Brinkley, John Richard (Jack), ENS.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bellefontaine, OH
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 23, 1950
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 8 (cenotaph)

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
USS Valley Forge (CV-45)VF-53 Iron Angels
  1950-1950, 131X, USS Valley Forge (CV-45)
  1950-1950, 131X, VF-53 Iron Angels
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Memorial Marker also at Rushsylvania Cemetery Rushsylvania, OH 1
  Jun 20, 2015, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Ensign Brinkley was the pilot of an F4U-4 Corsair fighter with Fighter Squadron 53 aboard the aircraft carrier USS VALLEY FORGE (CV-45). On December 23, 1950, performing close air support through Army controllers north of Hungham, North Korea, his aircraft was struck by anti-aircraft fire and crashed. His remains were not recovered. His family and friends knew him as "Jack."

This Military Service Page was created by Tommy Burgdorf (Birddog), FC2 to remember Brinkley, John Richard (Jack), ENS.
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial Korean War Fallen
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2015, Korean War Fallen
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