CAPTAIN RALPH KALLOCK BURIED AT ARLINGTON
WASHINGTON, November 2, 1950 – Captain Ralph N. Kallock of Braddock, Pennsylvania, was buried today in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. He was the first Air Force victim of the Korean fighting to be buried in the famous cemetery.
Attending the graveside service were Secretary of the Air Force Thomas K. Finletter, General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Air Force Chief of Staff, and Mrs. Vandenburg, and Lieutenant General Nathan F. Twining, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff. The service was conducted by Brigadier General Augustus Gearhard, Chief of Roman Catholic chaplains.
Captain Kallock, a gunnery officer, was killed when a B-26 bomber, engaged in a Korean bombing mission, crashed in Japan. He was 30 years old.
A veteran of World War II, he held the Purple Heart and Air Medal for service with the Tenth Air Force in the China-Burma-India Theater.
KALLOCK, RALPH N
- CAPT, USAF
- DATE OF BIRTH: 06/14/1920
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/27/1950
- BURIED AT: SECTION 11 SITE 236 RH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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