Donald Arthur Schwartz

Korean War
Service #AO-1909770
RankSecond Lieutenant U.S. Air Force
Date of DeathJuly 7 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
Second Lieutenant Schwartz 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.
Second Lieutenant Schwartz was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 8th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 49th Fighter Bomber Group. On July 7, 1950, while on a combat mission, his engine flamed out and the aircraft crashed in the Kikyo Straits 10 miles north of Ashiya Air Base. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on June 18, 1951. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.