Hugh Phillip Farler

Korean War
Service #AO-668991
RankMajor U.S. Air Force
Date of DeathDecember 22 1951
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Prisoner of War Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Major Farler was awarded the Prisoner of War Medal, 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.
Major Farler was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 343rd Bomber Squadron, 98th Bomber Wing. On June 1, 1951, while bombing a railroad bridge at Kwakson, North Korea, his aircraft was attacked by MiGs setting its wing on fire. He and other crewmen were able to parachute into enemy lines. He was taken Prisoner of War and died while a prisoner on December 22, 1951.