Scott, Gayland Omer, Capt Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Unit
1968-1968, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1956 - 1968
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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1937
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Fairfield
Last Address
Fairfield

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
United States Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
40W 015

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 Unit Assignments
US AIR FORCE460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing21st Tactical Air Support Squadron7th Air Force
  1968-1968, 6250th Tactical Air Support Group
  1968-1968, 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1968-1968, 21st Tactical Air Support Squadron
  1968-1968, 6250th Combat Support Group
  1968-1968, 6250th Support Squadron
  1968-1968, 7th Air Force
 Colleges Attended 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  1956-1960, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1
  1965-1966, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1968-1968, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
 Combat and Operations History
  1968-1968 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"From the Web Master:

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 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.)"
Source: http://www.tsna.org

To date it appears Captain Scott was serving as a navigator aboard the aircraft
   
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