Dallman, Howard Marvin, Col

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1971-1974, Minnesota Air National Guard
Service Years
1942 - 1974
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Dallman, Howard Marvin, Col USAF(Ret).

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Home Town
Janesville, Wisconsin
Last Address
Last residence: El Mirage, Arizona
Died: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date of Passing
Aug 23, 2000
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Headquarters Air Force Combat Crew Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was cremated and his remains were given to his family.

His AF Cross citation:
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pleasure in presenting the Air Force Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Howard M. Dallman (AFSN: 0-823814), United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force while serving with the 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Tuy Hoa Air Base, Vietnam, as a C-130E Aircraft Commander in Southeast Asia on 5 February 1968. On that date, Colonel Dallman was flying a combat mission in support of friendly ground forces engaged in the defense of a beleaguered outpost. The mission was to fly 35,000 pounds of needed ammunition and a medical evacuation team from DaNang to Khe Sanh, which was under siege. Immediately after landing at Khe Sanh, the aircraft was hit by a volley of armor piercing rounds which ignited the explosive cargo. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Colonel Dallman elected to back the aircraft to a safe area where an explosion would not endanger the defending ground forces. There he directed the orderly evacuation of the medical evacuation team from the stricken aircraft. He then proceeded to fight the fire, which had spread to the cargo department. Through his actions he not only saved lives and a valuable aircraft, but also prevented a large portion of the Khe Sanh airfield from being destroyed by an explosion. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of hostile forces, Lieutenant Colonel Dallman reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: 5-Feb-68

Service: Air Force

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Company: 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron

Division: Tuy Hoa Air Base, Vietnam

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army Reserve (USAR)Aviation Cadet Flight School483rd Bombardment Group, Heavy840th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
POW GermanyAir Base UnitsOrlando Air Force BaseTactical Air Command (TAC)
United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)320th Air Refueling Squadron, Medium44th Air Refueling Squadron
47th Tactical Airlift Squadron345th Tactical Airlift Squadron347th Tactical Airlift SquadronMinnesota Air National Guard
  1942-1943, US Army Reserve (USAR)
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1091, 483rd Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1091, 840th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)
  1944-1945, POW Germany
  1945-1946, 3502nd Army Air Force Base Unit
  1947-1949, 6332nd Air Base Group
  1949-1949, Orlando Air Force Base
  1950-1954, HQ Tactical Air Command, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1954-1957, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1957-1962, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1962-1963, 320th Air Refueling Squadron, Medium
  1963-1966, 44th Air Refueling Squadron
  1966-1967, 47th Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1967-1968, 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1968-1971, 347th Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1971-1974, Minnesota Air National Guard
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
  1966-1968 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Milton CollegeGeneral Motors Institute
  1937-1941, Milton College
  1941-1942, General Motors Institute
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  KC-97 Stratotanker  C-130 Hercules  
  1944-1944, B-17 Flying Fortress2
  1962-1966, KC-97 Stratotanker
  1966-1971, C-130 Hercules1
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