Allen, Thomas Ray, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115F-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1963 - 1967
Major

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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Woodward, OK
Last Address
Cam Ranh Bay AB, South Vietnam
Woodward

Casualty Date
Jul 31, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24E 053

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 Unit Assignments
559th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Billy Goats12th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1967-1967, 559th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Billy Goats
  1967-1967, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1973 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1967-1967, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain Thomas R. Allen was the pilot, and 1st Lt. Ronald L. Packard the weapons/systems operator, in an F4C aircraft which departed Cam Ranh Bay on a route reconnaissance mission on 31 July 1967 over North Vietnam. Allen's aircraft was the lead aircraft in a flight of two. He rolled in to attack a target and the crew of the number two aircraft observed what appeared to be a secondary explosion on the ground.

Radio contact with Allen was unsuccessful. No parachutes were seen and no emergency radio beepers were heard. The flight was near the railroad tracks about 5 miles from the coast of Vietnam, 15 miles north of the city of Vinh Linh in Quang Binh Province.

Allen and Packard were declared Missing in Action.

On 3 November 1997, the remains of Captain Allen and 1st Lt. Packard were found and identified. 
   
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