Anderson, Robert William, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing
Service Years
1953 - 1967
Major

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago, Illinois
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN

Casualty Date
Oct 08, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Calvary Cemetery - Omaha, Nebraska
Wall/Plot Coordinates
27E 067

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 Unit Assignments
773rd Tactical Airlift Squadron463rd Tactical Airlift Wing
  1967-1967, 773rd Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1967-1967, 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II Campaign (1967-68)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-130 Hercules  
  1967-1967, C-130 Hercules
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
C-130B Tail #61-2648 Crashed into Thon Canh Duong Mountain (23 souls onboard). boots date 21 Feb 67 7th Air Force 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing 773rd Tactical Airlift Squadron -------- Airmen who perished in Thua Thien province that day were: Lt Col Christopher Braybrooke, pilot Maj Robert W. Anderson, co-pilot Capt Scott Burkett, navigator TSgt Cloyce Burkett, crew chief A1C Terry Rehm, loadmaster A2C Ronald Ruyff, loadmaster Several Marines and Army personnel must have been aboard the flight as well, but am only able to confirm Marine Sgt. Donald Wilkinson at this time (MSB 15 Jun 09). -------- From Wikipedia list of C-130 crashes: October 8, 1967 : C-130B 61-2649, c/n 3692, of the 773rd Troop Carrier Squadron, 463rd Troop Carrier Wing, hit mountain 25 kilometers southeast of Phu Bai/Hue, South Vietnam. -------- From Tail Number Roster: 2649 (c/n 282-3692, 773rd TAS) crashed into mountain after taking off from Phu Bai, SVN Oct 12, 1967. All 23 onboard killed. 

 
   
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