Hatton, Wilton Neil, MSgt Fallen
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Last Rank
Master Sergeant E-7
Last Unit
1968-1969, 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
Service Years
1953 - 1969
Master Sergeant E-7

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Home State
Year of Birth
Casualty Info
Home Town
Ft Worth
Last Address
Ft Worth

Casualty Date
Feb 05, 1969
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
33W 064

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aircrew Enlisted (Senior)

 Unit Assignments
7th Air Force362nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1968-1969, 7th Air Force
  1968-1969, 113X0, 362nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron
  1968-1969, 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
 My Aircraft/Missiles
EC-47 Electric Goose/Goon  
  1968-1969, EC-47 Electric Goose/Goon
 Combat and Operations History
  1968-1969 Vietnam War1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
TSgt. Wilton Hatton was the crew chief aboard an EC-47Q (tail number 45-1133) that disappeared on an RDF (Radio Direction Finding) mission out of Pleiku over Laos with return to Pue-Phu Bai AB..

The aircraft disappeared, and was not found until October 1969, near Ban Phan, Laos.

The 4 flight crew and 6 intercept crew (backenders) were killed in the crash.

Human remains were recovered from the site and repatriated for burial in a communal grave at Site 347, Section 81, Jefferson Barracks, Saint Louis, Missouri. Accounting of these 10 men was under consideration for DNA analysis.

Accounting of these 10 men was under consideration, advanced DNA testing has allowed most of the crew remains to be positively identified. 

The ten crewmen were:

Flight crew, 362nd TEW Squadron, 460th Tactical Recon Wing
Major Homer M. Lynn, Pilot
Captain Walter F. Burke, Co-Pilot
Major Robert E. Olson, Instructor Navigator
Major Harry T. Niggle, Navigator
TSgt Wilton N. Hatton, Flight Mechanic

Collection crew, 6994th Security Squadron (Backenders):
SSgt Hugh L. Sherburn Airborne Mission Supervisor
SSgt Louis J. Clever, Senior Radio Operator
Sgt James V. Dorsey, Radio Operator
Sgt Rodney H. Gott, Radio Operator
A1C Clarence L. McNeill, Linguist
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