Kissell, Jr, Bernard Francis, SSgt Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Unit
1967-1968, 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
Service Years
1965 - 1968
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1946
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia
Last Address
Philadelphia

Casualty Date
Oct 21, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Darlac
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Unit Assignments
7th Air Force460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1967-1968, 7th Air Force
  1967-1968, 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
 Colleges Attended 
Temple University
  1964-1965, Temple University
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RF-4C  Phantom II  
  1967-1968, RF-4C Phantom II
 Combat and Operations History
  1967-1968 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
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Last Known Activity
"Date: Oct 21, 1968
Aircraft: AC-47
Tail Number: 45-0934
Location: 30 miles south of Ban Me Thuot in Darlac Province, South Vietnam. The aircraft, which belonged to the 460th Tac Recon Wing at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, was enroute to Hong Kong via Danang, carrying a load of R&R personnel. While enroute the pilot declared an emergency, stating that the port engine had failed and that the propeller would not feather. He requested and received vectors for an emergency landing at Ban Me Thout, but instead hit a mountainside at the 2300 foot level.
Number of people onboard: 21 servicemen and 2 civilians (Seventeen men assigned to Det 1, 460th TRW)."  Bernard Francis Kissell Jr., (Non-Crew) is listed as aboard that aircraft.

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Note: SSgt Kissell was an aircraft mechanic.

 
   
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