The Korean War Veterans Honor Roll
J. B. Cornwell
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Date of Death
July 2, 1953
Lieutenant Cornwell was a crew member of a PBM-5S Mariner patrol bomber with Patrol Bomber Squadron 42, based at the Naval Air Station Adak, Alaska. On July 2, 1953, there was a fire and the aircraft made a forced landing in fog. It crashed at sea killing 12 crewmen.