Alley, Gerald William, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1525D-Navigator-Bombardier
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1972-1978, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1954 - 1972
Colonel

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Home State
Idaho
Idaho
Year of Birth
1934
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pocatello, Idaho
Last Address
U-Tapao RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Dec 22, 1972
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mount Calvary Cemetery - Salina, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 103

 Official Badges 

Combat Crew


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Battle Monuments CommissionVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1989, American Battle Monuments Commission
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar


Navigator Observer (Master)



 
 Unit Assignments
Professional Schools and CoursesAir Training Command44th Bombardment Squadron, Medium25th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
1st Bombardment Squadron, MediumUS Air Force8th Air ForceUdorn RTAFB
2nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy22nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy307th Strategic Wing
  1955-1956, 1531A, Aviation Cadet Navigator Training Course, Harlingen AFB, TX
  1956-1957, Air Training Command
  1957-1962, 1525B, 44th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1962-1964, 1525B, 25th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1964-1966, 1525B, 1st Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1966-1968, 1525D, 28th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1968-1969, 8th Air Force
  1969-1970, Udorn RTAFB
  1970-1972, 1525D, 2nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1970-1972, 1525D, 22nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1970-1972, 307th Strategic Wing
  1972-1978, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1972 Operation Arc Light
  1970-1970 Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign6
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-47 Stratojet  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
  1956-1966, B-47 Stratojet
  1966-1972, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

He was lost during a night bombing mission over Hanoi after his B-52D was hit by a SAM. He and 2 others were later determined to be KIA while 3 others became POW's and were released in 1973.
He was promoted from Maj. to Col. while on MIA status. His remains were returned to the US in 1989 and buried in Kansas. He is also memorialized in Inkom Cemetery, Inkom, ID.

 

 

   
Comments/Citation
Sources:

http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1550

http://taskforceomegainc.org/a082.htm

http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/a/a082.htm

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14906316

http://www.facesonthewall.com/Faces_On_The_Wall/Gerald_Alley/gerald_alley.html

https://www.abmc.gov/node/511399#.WFvHrbGZMUM

   
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