The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
William S. McCarson
Service Number: 24823
Date Missing: 1951-12-06
Unit: 212th Marine Attack Squadron 12th Marine Air Group
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place:
Next Steps: Captain McCarson was the pilot of a F4U-4 Corsair fighter with the Marine Fighter Squadron 212, aboard the aircraft carrier USS RENDOVA (CVE-114). On December 6, 1951, after making a strafing run on enemy positions in North Korea, his aircraft failed to recover from the dive, crashed and burned. His remains were not recovered. ** For his leadership and valor, Captain McCarson was awarded the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, 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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