John G. Martin

Korean War
Service #AO-664423
RankMajor U.S. Air Force
Date of DeathOctober 19 1950
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
Major Martin was awarded 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.
Major Martin was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 22nd Bomber Wing. On October 19, 1950, as the aircraft departed on a combat mission, its engine burst into flames on takeoff and crashed into the sea killing eight crew members.