Robert Williams Fluke

Korean War
Service #AF19308872
RankStaff Sergeant U.S. Air Force
Date of DeathJuly 2 1950
StatusMissing In Action
Courts of the Missing
Air Medal
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
Staff Sergeant Fluke was awarded the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, 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.
Staff Sergeant Fluke was the tail gunner of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 8th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group. On July 2, 1950, while on a combat mission the aircraft ran out of fuel and was ditched along the Korean Coast near Fujae-shima, Korea killing him. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.