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Sterling Joseph Bushroe

Date of birth: September 11, 1918
Date of death: MIA: September 11, 1951
Home of record: Erie Michigan
Status: POW

Although officially listed as "Missing in Action," Lieutenant Bushroe was seen to eject alive from his aircraft and parachute to the ground. It was concluded by the Air Force that he probably survived, was captured by the enemy, and died while a Prisoner of War.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Korean War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant Sterling Joseph Bushroe (AFSN: AO-1911963), United States Air Force, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as a Pilot with the 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, in Korea.

Action Date: Korean War

Service: Air Force

Rank: First Lieutenant

Battalion: 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron

Prisoner of War Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Korean War

First Lieutenant Sterling Joseph Bushroe (AFSN: AO-1911963), United States Air Force, was captured by communist forces after he was shot down over North Korea on 11 September 1951, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.

General Orders: Air Force Manual No. 200-25, Department of the Air Force (January 16, 1961)

Action Date: September 11, 1951 - Died in Captivity

Service: Air Force

Rank: First Lieutenant

Battalion: 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron

Division: Prisoner of War (North Korea)