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Shewmaker, John William (P2, C4, L11)

john_shewmakerCaptain John William Shewmaker of Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, was a pilot with the 165th Fighter Squadron for several years and served in Korea with the 111th Fighter-Bomber Squadron he was killed while flying an escort mission over North Korea on a bombing raid on 23 October 1951. He was classified missing in action until the end of 1953 when his status was changed to died while missing remains not recovered. The Kentucky Air National Guard base was named Shewmaker Air National Guard Base in his honor on 17 February 1959 with a public ceremony on 11 June 1960. The name was ordered changed in 1976 with the new designation of Standiford Field (ANG)img017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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