Baldwin, Phillip Dale, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1555F-Weapon Systems Officer
Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1987-1987, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1975 - 1987
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Contact Info
Home Town
Memphis, MO
Last Address
RAF Lakenheath, UK

Date of Passing
Jul 28, 1987
Location of Interment
Memphis Cemetery - Memphis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec. 14 Row 10

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Last Known Activity
His enter service year is approximate.
Date: 28-JUL-1987
General Dynamics F-111F
Owner/operator: 494th TFS, 48th TFW, USAF
Registration: 70-2375
C/n / msn: E2-23/F-23
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: near Lauder, Lothian & Borders, Scotland - United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature: Military
Departure airport: RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk (LKZ/EGUL)
Destination airport:
F-111F s/n 70-2375 was engaged in a low-level training exercise. The exercise involved a simulated toss-bomb attack on a laser designated target.

However, it seems that the pilot may have pulled up from the attack and entered cloud. This disorientated him momentarily, causing him to lose his bearings and to permit the aircraft to enter a nose-down attitude.

Before he could recover, the F-111 had crashed into a field just outside the village off Lauder, killing both airmen and leaving a deep scar in the field. The aircraft had narrowly avoided hitting a row of cottages a quarter of a mile away.

Crew killed were - Captain Thomas F. "Chip" Stem (pilot) and Captain Philip D. "Phil" Baldwin (WSO).
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