McLaughlin, Arthur Vincent, Jr., CMSgt Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
111X0-Defensive Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Last Unit
1972-1972, 348th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1952 - 1972
Chief Master Sergeant

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1934
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Last Address
Westover AFB, MA; U-Tapao RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Dec 20, 1972
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 096

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 Unit Assignments
307th Strategic Wing348th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1972-1972, 307th Strategic Wing
  1972-1972, 348th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
  1972-1972, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
 Combat and Operations History
  1952-1972 Cold War Era
  1972-1972 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign 30 March 1972 to 28 January 1973 VSM Streamer/Operation Linebacker II
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Last Known Activity
Then MSgt. Arthur McLaughlin was a gunner aboard B-52D (tail number 56-0622) based at U-Tapao RTNAFB, Thailand that was hit by a SA-2 SAM over North Vietnam during Operation "Linebacker II". The aircraft finally crashed in Thailand, 35 km east of Khon Kaen.  This occurred during the "Christmas Bombing" of 1972.

He rwas one of four men who was killed and he emains MIA.  

Home base for the unit was Westover AFB, Massachusetts.
   
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