Van Vliet, Howard Elmer, Lt Col Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Last Unit
1968-1968, 6250th Combat Support Group
Service Years
1952 - 1968
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1928
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Clifton
Last Address
Clifton

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
Wall/Plot Coordinates
40W 016

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 Unit Assignments
US AIR FORCE
  1968-1968, 6250th Support Squadron
  1968-1968, 6250th Combat Support Group
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-84 Thunderjet  
  1953-1953, F-84 Thunderjet
 Combat and Operations History
  1961-1968 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Col Howard Van Vliet served in the Korean War as an F-84 fighter pilot.


Col. Van Vliet was killed in the crash of a C-47D (#45-0934) en route from Saigon to Hong Kong with an en route stop at Da Nang AB.  The aircraft crashed 20 miles south of  Ban Me Thuot when its number 2 engine failed, and unable to feather the prop, the crew attempted to make it to Ban Me Thuot, crashing in bad weather.  A total of 23 crew and passengers were killed.
 
   
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Link: http://www.njvvmf.org/vetmemorial.html?id=2298
   
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