Petersen, Gaylord Dean, Lt Col Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1525Z-Navigator-Bombardier
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Last Unit
1966-1967, 1525Z, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1959 - 1967
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1937
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
San Leandro
Last Address
Phan Rang AB

Casualty Date
Sep 11, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
26E 057

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 Unit Assignments
13th Bombardment Squadron, Light35th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1966-1967, 1525Z, 13th Bombardment Squadron, Light
  1966-1967, 1525Z, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Colleges Attended 
University of California, Berkeley
  1956-1960, University of California, Berkeley
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-57 Canberra  
  1966-1967, B-57 Canberra
 Combat and Operations History
  1945-2020 Cold War Era
  1961-1975 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
  1965-1975 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
  1967-1975 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Name: Gaylord Dean Petersen
Birth Date: 18 Jan 1937
Death Date: 11 Sep 1967
Home City: San Leandro
Home State: California
SSN/Service #: 569460734
   
Death Date: 11 Sep 1967
Casualty Country: North Vietnam
Tour Start Date: 11 Sep 1967
Service Branch: Department of the Air Force
Component: Reserve (USAR, USNR, USAFR, USMCR, USCGR)
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Military Grade: Lieutenant Colonel
Pay Grade: Lieutenant Coloniel (U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps) or Commander (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard)
Province: Nz
Decoration: Not Available
CN: North Vietnam
Unit: 13TH BOMB SQUADRON, CLARK AB; TDY: PHAN RANG AB
Service Occupation: 1525Z
Data Source: Coffelt Database
   
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