Baker, Samuel James, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 1115Z, 606th Air Commando Squadron
Service Years
1962 - 1966
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Nakhon Phanom RTAFB

Casualty Date
Oct 23, 1966
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
United States Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11E 100

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
43rd Flying Training Squadron (Cadre)Squadron Officer School (SOS)344th Bombardment Squadron, Medium777th Troop Carrier Squadron
Combat Support Units606th Air Commando Squadron
  1962-1962, 43rd Flying Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1965-1965, Squadron Officer School (SOS)
  1965-1965, 1235B, 344th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1965-1966, 777th Troop Carrier Squadron
  1966-1966, 1115Z, 634th Combat Support Group
  1966-1966, 1115Z, 606th Air Commando Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
University of FloridaUnited States Air Force Academy
  1957-1958, University of Florida
  1958-1962, United States Air Force Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-130 Hercules  T-28 Trojan  B-47 Stratojet  
  1962-1966, C-130 Hercules
  1962-1966, T-28 Trojan
  1963-1966, B-47 Stratojet
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Capt Samuel J. Baker was reported missing while on a familiarization flight in Thailand on 23 Oct 1966.  His T-28D (#49-1582) aircraft departed its home base and did not return as scheduled.  A search was initiated when the aircraft's known fuel supply was exhausted which resulted in the location of wreckage positively identified as that of the missing aircraft.



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