DONALD S. KOBEY, 1LT, USAF

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Donald Kobey '50

Date of birth: February 14, 1927

Date of death: March 6, 1952

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1950 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Find A Grave:

First Lieutenant Donald Kobey was living in Warren, AZ when he entered the service and was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 80th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter Bomber Group.

On March 6, 1952, while a gunnery range, his aircraft crashed into the water at high speed.

He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Donald was flying above South Korea when he was lost. He is buried in California.

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Class of 1950

Donald is one of 35 members of the Class of 1950 in Memorial Hall.