The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
James V. Harrell
Service Number: 1182385
Date Missing: 1953-05-30
Unit: 513th Marine Night Fighter Squadron 12th Marine Air Group
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place:
Next Steps: Sergeant Harrell was the radar operator of a Douglas F3D-2 Skynight fighter with the Marine Night Fighter Fighter Squadron 513, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing. On May 30, 1953, while returning from escorting B-29's on a night mission near the mouth of the Yalu River, North Korea, contact with the aircraft was lost after requesting landing instructions from airfield K-8. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on June 1, 1954. His remains were recovered on July 30, 2001 and identified on January 8, 2002. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** Sergeant Harrell was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Gold Stars, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
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