York, Lanny Allen, 1st Lt Fallen
 
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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Last Unit
1971-1972, 13th Air Force
Service Years
1970 - 1972
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1948
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Muscatine
Last Address
Nakhon Phanom RTAFB

Casualty Date
Sep 16, 1972
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Memorial Park Cemetery - Muscatine, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W Line 079

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 1971-1972, QU-22 Airborne Relay
Aircraft/Missile
QU-22 Airborne Relay
From Year
1971
To Year
1972
Memories
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Aircraft/Missile Information
In 1970 a detachment of the 553rd Reconnaissance Wing (later the 554th Reconnaissance Squadron) known as the "Vampires," conducted the first operational QU-22B flights. During a typical mission, the QU-22B orbited near the Ho Chi Minh Trail, picking up signals from Igloo White acoustic and vibration sensing ground units and relaying them to the Information Surveillance Center (or "Task Force Alpha") at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base.


TECHNICAL NOTES:
Armament: None
Engine: Continental GTSIO-520-G engine of 375 hp
Maximum speed: 204 mph
Endurance: 6 hours manned and 10 hours unmanned
Operating altitude: 30,000 unmanned and below 25,000 ft. with pilot
Span: 39.45 ft. (with tip tanks)
Length: 26.67 ft.
Height: 8.45 ft.
Weight: 4,800 lbs. gross (estimated)
QU-22 Airborne Relay

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