Case, Thomas Franklin, Col
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1053B-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Last Unit
1966-1966, 64th Transport Group
Service Years
- 1966
Colonel

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Thomson
Last Address
Da Nang AB

Casualty Date
May 31, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07E 127

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 Unit Assignments
61st Troop Carrier Squadron7th Air ForceUS AIR FORCE
  1966-1966, 61st Troop Carrier Squadron
  1966-1966, 7th Air Force
  1966-1966, 64th Transport Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-130 Hercules  
  1965-1966, C-130 Hercules
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Last Known Activity

Major Thomas Case was part of a specially selected and trained crew. They trained at Eglin AFB prior to departing for Danang, from which their final mission would take place.

On his last mission he flew C-130E (serial #64-0511) with the 61st Troop Carrier Squadron. They were part of what was known as Operation Carolina Moon. Their mission, to drop a large magnetic mine on the Hom Rong Bridge northeast edge of Thanh Hoa, North Vietnam. His aircraft was shot down during the second attempt to blow the bridge.

Crew:
Major Thomas Case, pilot
1st Lt. Harold J. Zook, co-pilot
1st Lt. William  Edmondson, navigator
Capt. Emmett R. McDonald, navigator
1st Lt. Armon D. Shingledecker, navigator
SSgt. Bobby J. Alberton, flight engineer
A1C Elroy E. Harworth, loadmaster
A1C Philip J. Stickney, loadmaster

   
 
   
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