Bagley, Bobby Ray, Col

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Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1976-1978, 64th Flying Training Wing
Service Years
1950 - 1981

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
South Carolina

Date of Passing
Dec 06, 1997
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Commander Headquarters Air Force Air Force Retired Headquarters Command, USAF

 Unofficial Badges 

US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 Maj Bagley  volunteered to fly combat missions and was stationed with the 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Udorn Royal Thai AFB, Thailand, from June 1967 until he was forced to eject over North Vietnam on September 16, 1967. Bagley was immediately captured and was taken as a Prisoner of War. After spending 2,007 days in captivity, he was released during Operation Homecoming on March 14, 1973. Col Bagley was hospitalized for a short time because of his injuries.
Other Comments:
His 1st (of 2) Silver Star Citation reads:

Major Bobby R. Bagley distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force near Son La, North Vietnam, on 16 September 1967. On that date, Major Bagley was assigned as wingman in a flight of two unarmed and unescorted RF-101 aircraft on a post strike photographic reconnaissance mission against the Northwest Railroad. He displayed unprecedented bravery when, on egress, he was hit by air to air missiles, but continued giving his leader warning information at a time when his own aircraft was completely disabled and on fire. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Major Bagley has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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Aviator (Command)

 Unit Assignments
US Navy Reserve (USNR)18th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron38th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
Air Combat Command17th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron9th Air Force7th Air Force
Prisoner Of War (POW)432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing363rd Tactical Reconnaissance WingHeadquarters Command (HQ USAF)
Karamursel Common Defense Installation64th Flying Training Wing
  1950-1952, US Navy Reserve (USNR)
  1955-1958, 18th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
  1958-1959, 38th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
  1959-1962, 20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
  1959-1962, Air Combat Command
  1962-1966, 17th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
  1966-1966, 9th Air Force
  1966-1967, 7th Air Force
  1966-1973, POW North Vietnam
  1967-1967, 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1973-1974, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1974-1975, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1975-1976, Karamursel Common Defense Installation
  1976-1978, 64th Flying Training Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Piedmont CollegeUniversity of Omaha
  1950-1952, Piedmont College
  1962-1966, University of Omaha
 My Aircraft/Missiles
RF-101C Voodoo  
  1967-1967, RF-101C Voodoo
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