Thursday, June 14, 2001

War hero recovering
at Queen’s

The Korean War ace pilot
was apparently beaten and robbed
at Ala Moana Center

By Gregg K. Kakesako

A Korean War ace jet fighter pilot is in satisfactory condition at Queen's Medical Center with head injuries he received after he was robbed and and may have been beaten at Ala Moana Center this month.

Retired Lt. Gen. Winton "Bones" Marshall of Waialae Iki was attacked on June 7 in the parking lot of Ala Moana Center. Marshall had just finished lunch and was about to leave the shopping center to attend a funeral when he apparently was attacked.

His wife, who only reported the incident on Monday told police that her husband's wallet was taken during the attack, which occurred just before 2 p.m. Police said there may have been a witness, possibly an employee of the shopping center, to the attack.

Police said few details are available because Marshall, 82, was found unconscious with head injuries.

Marshall went to Korea as commander of the 335th Fighter Squadron in May 1951 and became the fifth U.S. jet ace flying F-86 Saberjets.

In July 1953 he was credited with saving a Strategic Air Command B-47 bomber that caught on fire on a runway in Arizona. Marshall, then commander of the 15th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, taxied his F-86 to the burning aircraft and blew out the fire with exhaust from his jet fighter.

During the Vietnam War he was vice commander of the 7th Air Force at Tan Son Nhut Airfield.

He joined the Pacific Air Forces headquarters at Hickam Air Force Base as deputy chief of staff in 1972 and was elevated to deputy vice commander in chief from 1974.

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