Robert C. Lewis

Korean War
Service #AO-687045
RankFirst Lieutenant U.S. Air Force
Date of DeathApril 10 1951
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
United Nations Service Medal
First Lieutenant Lewis was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.
First Lieutenant Lewis was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 343rd Bomber Squadron, 98th Bomber Wing. On April 10, 1951, while on a night intruder mission against Sinanju and Kunu-ri, North Korea, two of the aircraft's engines stopped and the plane crash landed at Taegu Air Base, South Korea. His remains were recovered.