Korean War Veterans Honor Roll

Warren Edward O'Brien

Audubon, New Jersey

Born July 7, 1921

Captain, U.S. Air Force
Missing in Action - Presumed Dead
Died September 9, 1952 in Korea
Captain O'Brien was the pilot of a F-84E Thunderjet fighter with the 9th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 49th Fighter-Bomber Wing. On September 9, 1952, while on a combat mission, his flight of four F-86s was attacked by four MiG-15s. His aircraft was hit and he bailed out. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on March 31, 1954. Captain O'Brien was awarded the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Capt. Warren Edward O'Brien - MIA

On Sun, 1 Feb 1998
Bonnie wrote:

Hi Ted,

I appreciate any help you can give us.  My father (known as Obie) lived
in Furstenfeldbruck, Germany.  He was in the 36th Fighter Bomber Group. 
When his plane was shot down he was in the 9th Ftr-Bmbr Sq., 49th Ftr
Bmbr Gp.

The following info. was listed on his case file that I received at the
San Diego meeting:

Rank:  Capt     DPMO#: 251
Svc: F  FEC J-2 List (Oct 53): C
FSC#: AF-595 (new), AF-927 (old)
Status: MIA-BNR-PFD (a/o 31 Mar 53)
SVC#: AO-0827259 (prior, 12076405)
Duty: "Flying as Pilot"
Vehicle: F-84E-3ORE (51-687A)
I-date: 1205L, 9Sep 52
DPOB: Jul 7, 1921
"MIA CAP" Status does not appear

Thank you

Bonnie O'Brien Jonsson