September 14, 1951

1951: Capt John S. Walmsley, Jr., died while illuminating an enemy supply train with his searchlight-equipped B-26 Invader. Walmsley’s aircraft spotted a Chinese supply train moving by cover of darkness. He attacked it until he expended his ammunition. He then used a spotlight on his aircraft to illuminate the train for subsequent attacks, exposing himself and his crew to intense anti-aircraft fire, which he did not avoid. The mission resulted in the successful destruction of the train, and Walmsley was killed when his heavily damaged aircraft crashed. For his actions, he received the Medal of Honor.