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Old 08-16-2016, 08:20 PM   #131
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Wayne Forrest Black
Date of birth: May 29, 1927
Date of death: MIA: October 23, 1951
Home of record: Murfreesboro Tennessee
Status: POW


Although officially listed as "Missing in Action," the Air Force concluded "All of the crew had time to clear the aircraft. The fact that five other crewmen were captured indicates a strong possibility that others were, too," and the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office carries him as Missing in Action as a Prisoner of War.


Prisoner of War Medal

Awarded for actions during the Korean War


Captain Wayne Forrest Black (AFSN: AO-590031), United States Air Force, was captured by communist forces after he was shot down over North Korea on 23 October 1951, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.
General Orders: Air Force Manual No. 200-25, Department of the Air Force (January 16, 1961) & Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office

Action Date: October 23, 1951 - Died in Captivity

Service: Air Force

Rank: Captain

Battalion: 372d Bombardment Squadron

Division: Prisoner of War (North Korea)
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