Bebus, Charles James, MSgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
111X0-Defensive Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1972-1977, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1970 - 1972
Master Sergeant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Osseo, Minnesota
Last Address
Andersen AFB, Guam

Casualty Date
Dec 21, 1972
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 099, Cemetery Unknown

 Official Badges 

Combat Crew

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
325th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy43rd Strategic WingUS Air Force
  1971-1972, 111X0, 325th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1972-1972, 111X0, 43rd Strategic Wing
  1972-1977, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (1972-73)/Operation Linebacker II
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
  1972-1972, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On Dec 21, 1972 his B-52G (tail #58-0198) flying from Guam was hit by an SA-2 SAM after bombing its target. He was declared MIA until Jun 9, 1977 when he was declared "Died While Missing". Sources differ as to whether he was promoted to MSgt, TSgt, or SSgt. His remains were recovered Dec 15, 1988 and identified Apr 18, 1989 but their present location is unknown.



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