John Anderson Wands

U.S Air Force First Lieutenant John Anderson Wands was born in Oneida March 17, 1925 and was a veteran of World War II. He died February 12th, 1951 aged 25. In Korea he was the co-pilot of a B-26 Invader bomber with the 731th Bomber Squadron, attached to the 3rd Bomber Wing based at Kunsan Air Base (K-8), Korea. On February 12th, 1951, while on a night intruder mission, the last contact from the aircraft was as it was entering the target area. He was listed as Missing in Action and presumed dead on December 31st 1953. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. His name is on the National Korean War Veterans Memorial Washington, District of Columbia, USA. A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.