Hambleton, Iceal Eugene, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1561A-Navigator
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1971-1972, 1562, 42nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron
Service Years
1943 - 1973
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1918
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Hambleton, Iceal Eugene, Lt Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Wenona, Illinois
Last Address
Tucson, Arizona

Date of Passing
Sep 19, 2004
 
Location of Interment
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery - Elwood, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION C2-34 ROW C SITE 8

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Air Force Retired




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was an EWO on an EB-66 that was shotown by a SAM over northern South Vietnam. He was the only crewmember who survived the shootdown. He was also a missile expert with a top secret clearance so a huge effort was mounted to rescue him before he was captured by the enemy. It was the largest and most costly search and rescue operation of the Vietnam War. Eleven airmen were killed and 2 were captured during the rescue effort.
   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceal_Hambleton
http://community-2.webtv.net/@HH!F2!CE!2E5656A147E8/ImageBank/IcealHambleton/
http://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/the-rescue-of-bat-21/
http://www.b66.info/Anecdotes/anecdote6.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9513540
 
 
   
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Navigator Observer (Master)


 
 Unit Assignments
USAAF Training CommandAdvancement Schools and CoursesAir Force Reserve Command 42nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron
  1943-1944, USAAF Training Command
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1034, Aviation Cadet Navigator Training Course
  1946-1950, Air Force Reserve Command
  1971-1972, 1562, 42nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1953 Korean War
  1971-1972 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  SM-68/HGM-25  Titan I  Missile  LGM-25C/SM-68C Titan II Missile  RB-66 Destroyer  
EB-66 Destroyer  
  1950-1954, B-29 Superfortress
  1960-1969, SM-68/HGM-25 Titan I Missile
  1960-1969, LGM-25C/SM-68C Titan II Missile
  1971-1972, RB-66 Destroyer
  1971-1972, EB-66 Destroyer
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