On June 03, 1951, a C-119B (#48-350) was hit in the tail by
friendly artillery fire, causing the plane to crash into C-119B
(#49-123) about three miles from Inje. Both aircrafts were
involved in a supply mission consisting of ammunition to be dropped
in the Inje District. While approaching the drop zone side by side,
#48-350 was accidently fired upon by U.S. artillery, causing the
plane to go out of control, hit the other, and send both planes
crashing to the ground. Six crew onboard 49-123
were killed and four persons onboard 48-350 were killed in the
collision. Both planes were sent to the combat zone in Korea
from Stewart Air Base, Smyrna, Tennessee.
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Fatalities - #49-123
- Beck, Cpl. Jack A. - "kicker"
- Bonner, 1Lt. James W. - co-pilot
- Cook, 1Lt. David Leon
- Dorsey, SSgt. Carl J. - engineer
- Morgan, SSgt. Winfred O. - pilot
- Sherman, 2 Lt. Harry H. Jr. - "kicker"
Fatalities - #48-350
- Alexander, Sgt. Floyd N. - member of 8247th Port Agency -
- Anderson, 1Lt. Eric W. - pilot
- Gilbert, 1Lt. John Mason
- Rich, SSgt. Houston Ned Rich - flight engineer
Bios of All Fatalities
Floyd N. Alexander
Born May 5, 1929 in Gilsum, Belknap County, New Hampshire,
Floyd was a son of Carl B. Alexander Sr. (1897-1973) and Emma
Viola Brown Alexander (1906-1946). He enlisted in the
military in August of 1947, spent three and a half years in
Japan, and then was sent to Korea. He was in that country
for eight weeks before he was killed in the plane crash.
He attended schools in Gilsum and Roosevelt and Franklin Jr.
High Schools in Keene. His siblings were Carl B. Alexander
Jr. and Frances Pauline Alexander (Mrs. Lorne Glenn Sherwood
1932-1956). Floyd is memorialized in Woodland Cemetery,
Keene, New Hampshire.
Eric Walter Anderson Jr.
Eric was born August 29, 1l922, son of World War I veteran
Eric W. Anderson Sr. (1892-1938) and Cora F. Hume Anderson
(18910-1989). He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances
Anderson of Nashville. Eric and his parents are buried in
Nashville National Cemetery, Madison, Tennessee.
Jack Alden Beck
Born on July 27, 1929, Jack was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
L. Beck of Dayton, Ohio. He is buried in a common grave
with S/Sgt. Winfred Morgan in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery,
James William Bonner
James was born on May 14, 1927 and is buried in Arlington
National Cemetery. He was a son of Robert Addison Bonner
(1900-1993) and Edna M. Larkin Bonner (1901-1975). His
siblings were Robert Addison Bonner Jr. (1925-1983) and Addie
Marie Parran (Mrs. Thomas Parran Jr. 1924-1997).
David Leon Cook
David was born December 14, `927 in Fayetteville, North
Carolina, a son of Andrew James Cook (1890-1975) and Lena Capps
Cook (1894-1961). His siblings were George Stacy Cook
(1914-1989), Mrs. Willie Scott McRae (Ruby Cook - 1916-2003),
Dewey James Cook (1918-1970), Robert Herman Cook (1921-1967),
Andrew Garland Cook (1923-1992), Annie Ruth Cook (1928-1997),
and Jeanne Cook Carlette (1933-1983). David is buried in
Galatia Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Fayetteville.
Carl James "Mick" Dorsey
Carl was born on January 2, 1925, and was 26 years old when
he was killed in the crash. He was the husband of Mary
Emrick Dorsey and the son of Hugh E. Dorsey (1886-1954) and Mae
Lawler Dorsey (1888-1966) of Pennsylvania. His siblings
were Georgina Dorsey Warner (1920=2003), John B. Dorsey
(1922-2015), and Tom Dorsey. Two letters that Mick wrote
home to his family survived and can be found on the KWE's
Letters From the War Zone: The Carl J. Dorsey Letters.
John Mason Gilbert
John Gilbert was born November 2, 1927, and was from
Rochester, New York when he enlisted. He was the husband
of Kathryn Gilbert of Iraan, Texas. He is buried in San
Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.
Winfred O. Morgan
Winfred was born September 24, 1922, a son of Alfred Leo
Morgan (1889-1979) and Ida A. Simpson Morgan (1898-1990).
There were 11 children in his family, including siblings Arthur
Mitchell Morgan (1936-2019), Kenneth Lee Morgan (1939-2019),
Coleman Emanuel Morgan (1911-1987), Myrna Barry, Mary Tuck,
Frances Burney, Dorothy Rhymer, Lane Morgan and Arthur Morgan.
Winfred is buried in a common grave with Cpl. Jack Alden Beck in
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky.
Houston Ned Rich
Houston was born March 29, 1927, in Wilmington,
North Carolina. He is buried in Wilmington National
Cemetery, Wilmington. He was the husband of Marie Rich.
He was a World War II and Korean War veterab,
Harry H. Sherman Jr.
Born October 8, 1925, Harry was the son of Harry H. Sherman
Sr. and the husband of Marie Bleuher Sherman (1929-2018).
Marie later married Harlan L. Kimball. Harry and Marie had
a daughter, Jayne Sherman (Mrs. Rex Howard Just). Harry is
memorialized in Forest View Cemetery, Winsted, Connecticut.
Harry had a sister.