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Lawrence B. Dillman

Staff Sergeant - United States Air Force

April 28, 1915 - November 27th, 1953

I haven't found much about SSgt. Lawrence B. Dillman. I know that he was born and raised around the Glen Carbon, IL area and he was a World War II Air Force veteran. He was assigned to the 30th Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Wing as a tail-gunner in a B-29 Superfortress. On November 10, 1950, on a bombing mission near the Yalu River his aircraft was shot down by North Korean MiG-15 jet fighters and went down 7 miles southwest of Kusong, North Korea. Staff Sergeant Dillman successfully bailed out with several other crewmembers and was taken as a Prisoner Of War.
A list of P.O.W.s that was provided by the North Koreans at the Armistice included his name as one who died while in captivity. It is not known when or where he died.
Staff Sergeant Lawrence B. Dillman's name is inscribed on the "Courts of the Missing" monument at the Honolulu Memorial in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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