Gough, James Wayne, CMSgt

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Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
111X0-Defensive Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1979-1979, 441st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1952 - 1979
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Chief Master Sergeant

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Contact Info
Home Town
Fresno, California
Last Address
Fresno, California

Date of Passing
Dec 30, 2019
Location of Interment
Fresno Memorial Gardens - Fresno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Missileman (Basic) Combat Crew Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Association Memberships
American Ex-POW AssociationNam-POWS
  1973, American Ex-POW Association - Assoc. Page
  1973, Nam-POWS

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Feb 14, 1952. During his USAF career he flew/worked on the A-26 Invader, the B-36 Peacemaker, the SM--65 Atlas E missile, and the B-52 Stratofortress. 
While flying as a tail gunner on a B-52D during a combat mission over Hanoi, North Vietnam, on Dec 28, 1972, his aircraft was hit and he was forced to manually bail-out, as the early-model B-52's didn't have ejection seats for the gunner. He was taken as a POW by the North Vietnamese and was held in captivity for the next 91 days. After his release during Operation Homecoming on Mar 29, 1973, he continued with his Air Force career and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant on Jan 31, 1979. 
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Aircrew Enlisted (Senior)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
17th Bombardment Wing, Heavy95th Bombardment Squadron, Light, Night IntruderEllsworth Air Force Base7th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
43rd Strategic WingStrategic Air Command (SAC)Prisoner Of War (POW)320th Bombardment Wing
441st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1953-1953, 111X0, 17th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1953-1953, 111X0, 95th Bombardment Squadron, Light, Night Intruder
  1963-1964, 111X0, Ellsworth Air Force Base
  1972-1972, 7th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1972-1972, 43rd Strategic Wing
  1972-1972, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1972-1973, POW North Vietnam
  1979-1979, Detachment 1, 320th Bombardment Wing
  1979-1979, 441st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1965-1972 Operation Arc Light
  1972-1972 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (1972-73)/Operation Linebacker II
 My Aircraft/Missiles
A-26 (B-26) Invader  B-36 Peacemaker  SM-65 Atlas Missile  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
  1952-1953, A-26 (B-26) Invader
  1954-1959, B-36 Peacemaker
  1962-1965, SM-65 Atlas Missile
  1965-1972, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
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