Stanley, Robert William, Capt Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Last Unit
1966-1967, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1964 - 1967
Captain

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1941
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Portland
Last Address
Cam Ranh Bay AB

Casualty Date
Apr 01, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Nam
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
17E 088

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 Unit Assignments
557th Tactical Fighter Squadron12th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1966-1967, 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1967, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
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F-4 Phantom  
  1966-1967, F-4 Phantom
 Combat and Operations History
  1966-1967 Vietnam War
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Last Known Activity
"On 1 April 1967 Major George Henry Jourdenais and his backseater, 1st Lt. Robert W. Stanley, Code Name: Sharkbait 51 (F-4C 64-8746), and two other F-4C fighters (Sharkbait 52 and 53) were assigned a mission to attack a suspected munitions depot in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. After reaching the target area the Forward Air Controller (FAC) fired smoke flares at the intended target and Sharkbait 52 & 53 followed 51 in toward the target, dropping their ordnance and preparing for a second strike.

Apparently there were several secondary explosions after the first strike. The FAC undated the group before they made their second dive, but because of the smoke and debris, Sharkbait 51 couldn't initially see the target. Eventually, however, he spotted the target through the debris and dove onto the target - but he never came out of the dive, killing him and the backseater."

Crash site discovered at Tam Ky, Thang Binhn, Thon Tam Hamlet, #4; Quang Nam Province, Danang, South Vietnam
   
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