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Howard J Landry

War: Korean
Parent/Wife: Julius
City: Wisc. Rapids
Birth Date: 19-Sep-26
Death Date: 17-Mar-51
How Died: Plane crash
Where Died: Korea
Where Buried: Mia
Rank: 1st Lt
Branch: Air Force

Kia=Killed in Action
Dow=Died of Wounds
Dod=Died of Disease
Mia=Missing in Action


First Lieutenant Landry was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter-interceptor with the 36th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter Bomber Group.
On March 17, 1951, while on a combat mission, his aircraft suffered a mid-air collision with a MiG-15 and exploded. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. **

First Lieutenant Landry was awarded the Air Medal with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters, 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.

Credit: Korean War Veterans Memorial Honor Roll


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Landry Biography
Landry Notice
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Remembering Uncle Howard Landry by Betty Lassa


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