Balamoti, Michael Dimitri, Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 374th Tactical Airlift Wing
Service Years
1956 - 1969

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Glen Falls, NY
Last Address
Naha AB, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
Ubon RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Nov 24, 1969
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
16W 114

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Navigator Observer (basic)

 Unit Assignments
41st Tactical Airlift Squadron374th Tactical Airlift Wing
  1969-1969, 41st Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1969-1969, 374th Tactical Airlift Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-130 Hercules  
  1968-1969, C-130 Hercules
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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Balamoti served as an aircraft navigator of a C-130A. He was killed on a mission over Laos when his aircraft was shot down.

Those lost were: (profiles on USAF)

Maj. Michael D. Balamonti (navigator)
Capt. Earl C. Brown (aircraft commander)
Capt. Richard O. Ganley (navigator)
1Lt. Peter R. Matthes (copilot)
S/Sgt. Donald L. Wright (flight engineer)
S/Sgt. Larry I. Grewell (loadmaster)
S/Sgt. Charles R. Fellenz (illuminator)
Sgt. Rexford J. DeWispelaere (loadmaster)

The commingled remains of this air crew were buried in Arlington on November 28, 1995. Interred in Section 34 Site 443, Arlington National Cemetery
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