Abbott, Robert William, Maj

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Last Rank
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 6250th Combat Support Group
Service Years
1943 - 1965
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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Delmar, NY
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut, AB

Casualty Date
Dec 17, 1965
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Ninh Thuan (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 019

 Official Badges 

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1965, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
4th Air Commando SquadronCombat Support Units
  1965-1965, 4th Air Commando Squadron
  1965-1965, 6250th Combat Support Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1965-1065, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Abbot was the pilot of an AC-47 with the 4th Air Commando Squadron (ACS), 6250th Combat Support Group, 13th Air Force, Tan Son Nhut AB.

The 4th Air Commando Squadron lost their first aircraft, AC-47D (#43-49492), on a courier flight between Tan Son Nhut and Phan Rang on 17 Dec 1965.

The wreckage was located on 23 December and the bodies of the nine men (four 4th ACS flight crew members and 5 passengers) on board the aircraft were recovered.

Crew: 4th Air Commando Squadron
Major Robert William Abbot (Pilot)
Major Robert Lloyd Abernathy (Copilot)
1st Lt Francis Richard Buckley (Navigator)
A1C Claude Wesley Mathews (Flt Eng)

Passengers: 12th Civil Engineer Squadron
TSgt John Monroe Chappell
TSgt Thomas Newton Sloan,
SSgt Ralph Leon Hinson
A1C Johnson Ashley Meade

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