John Joseph Coleman

John Joseph Coleman

Korean War
Service #AO-2045276
RankCaptain U.S. Air Force
Date of DeathJune 20 1951
StatusMissing In Action
Memorialized
Courts of the Missing
Court
8
Air Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
World War II Victory Medal
For his leadership and valor, Captain Coleman was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
Notes
Captain Coleman was a veteran of World War II. In Korea he was the pilot of a F-51D Mustang night fighter with the 39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 35th Fighter-Interceptor Group. On June 20, 1951, while on a combat mission, he was attacked by two MiGs. His aircraft lost a wing and crashed into the bay near Sinmi-do, Korea. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on January 31, 1954. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.