List of Australians Missing in Action in the Korean War

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This is a list of Australians Missing in Action in the Korean War. There are 43 Australian servicemen listed as missing in action in the Korean War, from a total of more than 17,000 Australians that served in the Korean War. There were 22 Australian Army soldiers, 18 Royal Australian Air Force airmen, 2 Royal Australian Navy aircrew and 1 transport personnel who were classified "missing in action" with all presumed to have been killed in action.

Name Rank Unit MIA Date Area MIA Action
Armit, Ernest Donald E4Pilot Officer E477 Squadron RAAF 1952-09-1818 September 1952 E4 Sunchon, North Korea E4 Battle of Sunchon
Ashe, John Berkley E4Corporal E12 RAR 1953-05-2828 May 1953 E4 E4
Avery, Allan James E4Pilot Officer E177 Squadron RAAF 1952-09-11 September 1952 E4Sea of Japan E4 Flying accident
Bourke, Edmund George E4Private E12 RAR 1953-06-77 June 1953 E4 E4
Brady, Francis E4Private E13 RAR 1953-06-725 January 1953 E4 E4
Browne-Gaylord, Mark Astil Baren Henry Aytack E4Flight Lieutenant E177 Squadron RAAF 1952-01-2727 January 1952 E4 Haeju E4 Shot down during strafing run in Haeju
Chalmers, Peter Botley E4Pilot Officer E177 Squadron RAAF 1953-03-2626 May 1953 E4 Wonsan E4 Hit by ground fire and crashed during Recon Mission.
Christie, John King E4Private E13 RAR 1953-04-1515 April 1953 E4 E4
Clarkson, Keith Elwood E4Lieutenant E1805 Squadron RAN 1951-11-55 November 1951 E4 Han River E4 Shot down by enemy fire while diving on a road convoy in the Han River area.
Colebrook, Maxwell Edwin E4Pilot Officer E177 Squadron RAAF 1952-04-1313 April 1952 E4 Haeju E4 Lost while returning to Haeju.
Coleman, Ronald James E4Lieutenant E1805 Squadron RAN 1952-01-22 January 1952 E4 Yellow Sea E4 Disappeared into cloud and was never seen again.
Cowper, Lionel Henry Cadogan E4Pilot Officer E177 Squadron RAAF 1952-03-3030 March 1952 E4 Haeju E4 Crashed during attack run near Haeju.
Ellis, Donald Campbell E4Pilot Officer E177 Squadron RAAF 1950-12-2222 December 1950 E4 Pyongyang E4 Shot down near Pyongyang.
Foot, Thomas Randolph E4Private E13 RAR 1953-05-1414 May 1953 E4 E4
Gillan, Bruce Thomson E4Flying Officer E177 Squadron RAAF 1952-01-2727 January 1952 E4 Chaiya-Ri E4 Shot down during strafing mission near Chaiya-Ri.
Griffiths, John Leslie E4Private E11 RAR 1952-12-1111 December 1952 E4 E4
Hall, John Rogers E4Private E1 Reinft Holding Unit Japan Ex Korea 1952-10-33 October 1952 E4 E4 Lost at sea en route to Australia
Halley, John Beverley E4Pilot Officer E177 Squadron RAAF 1953-02-1111 February 1953 E4 Sinmak E4 Crashed during a bombing run near Sinmak.
Hillier, Donald E4Squadron Leader E177 Squadron RAAF 1953-03-88 March 1953 E4 Hannori E4 Missing on operations in Hannori.
Hodgkisson, Joseph William E4Private E13 RAR 1953-01-2525 January 1953 E4 E4
Johnston, Henry Eric E4Flight Lieutenant E177 Squadron RAAF 1952-09-11 September 1952 E4 Sea of Japan E4 Flying accident.
Kunkel, William Rudolph E4Private E11 RAR 1952-11-1616 November 1952 E4 E4
Lawrenson, Frederick James E4Squadron Leader E177 Squadron RAAF 1952-12-2424 December 1952 E4 Inchon E4 Shot down by ground fire near Inchon.
Lord, William Thomas Henry E4Private E13 RAR 1952-07-1313 July 1952 E4 E4
McKandry, John Lawrence E4Private E13 RAR 1953-05-1414 May 1953 E4 E4
Murphy, William Kevin E4 Temporary Corporal E13 RAR 1951-04-2424 April 1951 E4 E4
Nicholson, John William E4Private E13 RAR 1953-05-1414 May 1953 E4 E4
Purssey, Ian Goodwin Swan E4Flight Lieutenant E177 Squadron RAAF 1952-04-2222 April 1952 E4 Chinnampo E4 Shot down by ground fire near Chinnampo.
Robertson, Donald Neil E4Pilot Officer E177 Squadron RAAF 1952-05-1515 May 1952 E4 Masam Ni E4 Hit by ground fire near Masam Ni.
Robertson, Douglas Merson E4Pilot Officer E177 Squadron RAAF 1951-11-1111 November 1951 E4 Kimpo E4 Flying accident near Kimpo.
Robinson, Richard George E4Pilot Officer E177 Squadron RAAF 1952-02-1616 February 1952 E4 Haeju E4 Hit by ground fire and broke up at low altitude near Haeju.
Saunders, John Philip E4Private E13 RAR 1953-01-2525 January 1953 E4 E4
Scurry, Arthur John E4Private E13 RAR 1953-01-2525 January 1953 E4 E4
Shennon, Ronald William E4Private E13 RAR 1953-01-1414 January 1953 E4 E4
Smith, Francis Charles E4Lieutenant E13 RAR 1953-01-2525 January 1953 E4 E4
Smith, Kenneth Dudley E4Pilot Officer E177 Squadron RAAF 1951-01-66 January 1951 E4 Imjin River E4 Struck a small hill after making a strafing run on a ground attack mission near Imjin River Valley.
Stephens, Geoffrey Ingram E4Pilot Officer E177 Squadron RAAF 1952-07-88 July 1952 E4 Munsan E4 Lost between Seoul and Munsan.
Strange, Harold Thomas E4Sergeant E177 Squadron RAAF 1951-03-1919 March 1951 E4 Sea of Japan E4 Hit by flak over Wonsan.
Surman, John Leonard E4Flight Lieutenant E177 Squadron RAAF 1952-06-99 June 1952 E4 Hwangju E4 Lost on ground attack mission during strafing run near Hwangju.
Terry, Lionel John E4Private E13 RAR 1953-01-2525 January 1953 E4 E4
Wallace, Thomas George E4Private E13 RAR 1952-07-1313 July 1952 E4 E4
White, Peter E4Private E13 RAR 1953-01-1414 January 1953 E4 E4
Whitehouse, Dennis Edward E4Private E13 RAR 1952-08-1414 August 1952 E4 E4

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