Blandford, J.C., Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
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Primary Unit
1967-1967, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
Service Years
1800 - 1967

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address
Da Nang Air Base, RVN

Casualty Date
Jun 26, 1967
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
South China Sea
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Body Never Recovered, Burial at Sea

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 Unit Assignments
390th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Wild Boars366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
  1967-1967, 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Wild Boars
  1967-1967, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
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  1960-1973 Vietnam War
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F-4 Phantom  
  1967-1967, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Type: Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II
Owner/operator: 390th TF5/366th TFW, USAF
Registration: 63-7577
C/n / msn: 626
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: 25 miles south of Hainan Island -   China
Phase: Combat
Nature: Military
Departure airport: Clark AB, Phlippines
Destination airport: Da Nang AFB South Vietnam
An unarmed F-4C from the 390th TFS of the 366th Tac Fighter Wing, Da Nang, (callsign "Gunfighter 69") was returning to base from scheduled maintenance at Clark AB in the Philippines. Maj J. C. Blandford and 1Lt J. M. Jarvis were ferrying F-4C 63 7577 from Clark AFB in the Philippines when they were intercepted by Chinese Air Force Shenyang J-5s (MiG-17s) about 25 miles off the southern tip of Hainan island.

Both crew - MAJ J. C. Blandford and 1st Lt. J. M. Jarvis - KIA/MIA

- JF Baugher

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