Alfred, Gerald Oak, Jr., Maj

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Primary Unit
1966-1966, 1115R, 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1964 - 1966
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Seattle, Washington
Last Address
Da Nang AB, RVN

Casualty Date
Dec 11, 1966
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Not Specified
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
13E 031

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3526th Student Squadron3525th Pilot Training Wing (Staff)81st Tactical Fighter Wing78th Tactical Fighter Squadron
35th Tactical Fighter Wing366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters480th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1964-1965, 1021A, 3526th Student Squadron
  1964-1965, 0006, 3525th Pilot Training Wing (Staff)
  1966-1966, 1115R, 81st Tactical Fighter Wing
  1966-1966, 1115R, 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1966, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1966-1966, 1115R, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
  1966-1966, 1115R, 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
United States Air Force Academy
  1960-1964, United States Air Force Academy1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1965-1966, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
F-4C 63-7535 480 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang
Capt Gerald E Woodcock (survived)
1Lt Gerald Oaks Alfred (KIA)
During a nighttime road reconnaissance mission near Van Xuan about 15 miles north of the DMZ a Phantom was damaged by ground fire. The aircraft turned east and crossed the coast and the crew ejected 15 miles off the coast near Dong Hoi. The air­craft crashed into the sea close to the destroyer USS Keppler, which was on a Sea Dragon patrol on the lookout for North Viet­namese coastal traffic. An aircraft dropped flares in the area as the Keppler searched for the crew. Capt Woodcock was rescued by the ship but there was no trace of 1Lt Alfred apart from a brief SAR beeper transmission.

1Lt Alfred was promoted to Major posthumously in 1978
On 20 November 1978, Major Gerald O. Alfred, Jr., Class of 1964, was declared KIA after having been listed as MIA since 11 December 1966. He was the copilot of an F-4C aircraft which was reported missing while on an armed reconnaissance mission in North Vietnam. Gerry is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald O. Alfred, Sr.
"Alf" served in the 16th Cadet Squadron and was on the Dean's List six semesters, majoring in Engineering Sciences. He was a member of the Rifle Team and participated in the Professional Studies Group and the Ski, Radio, Photo, Automobile, and Engineering Clubs.

Following pilot training at Williams AFB, he served as an F-4C pilot with the 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Bentwaters RAF Station, England. At the time of his disappearance, he was assigned to the 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron at DaNang AB, Vietnam.


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