Bischoff, John William, Capt

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Primary Unit
1966-1967, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1963 - 1967
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Takhli RTAFB

Casualty Date
Aug 03, 1967
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Tecumseh Cemetery - Tecumseh, Nebraska
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24E 071

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Aviator (Senior)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
357th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Dragons355th Tactical Fighter Wing7th Air Force
  1966-1967, 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Dragons
  1966-1967, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1966-1967, 7th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1963-1967 Vietnam War
  1966-1967 Operation Steel Tiger
 Colleges Attended 
United States Air Force Academy
  1959-1963, United States Air Force Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1966-1967, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
REMEMBRANCE IN PROGRESS - SUBJECT TO CHANGE ------- From Rich Hopka AFTWS Historian: F-105D Tail #62-4240 no boots date 7th Air Force 355th TFW 357th TFS -------- From Nebraska State Archives: BISCHOFF JOHN WILLIAM CAPT AIR FORCE TECUMSEH NE 03AUG67 LAOS 06JAN42 NON-HOS.DIED-ILL,INJ -------- Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold F. Bischoff -------- From Task Force Omega: "On April 10, 1967, then Maj. John F. O'Grady was the pilot of an F105D (serial #62-4357), call sign "Newark 03," that was the number three aircraft in a flight of four conducting an armed reconnaissance mission against lucrative enemy targets of opportunity in the vicinity of the Mu Gia Pass. The other members of the flight were Major Walter L. Catron, Newark 01; Major Stanley M. Dunkle, Newark 02; and Capt. John W. Bischoff, Newark 04. Newark flight was the second element in a much larger strike package. The overall mission commander and senior officer in the flight was Col. Jack Broughton, who was also the Deputy Wing Commander of the 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Weather conditions included scattered clouds with bases at 5,000 feet and visibility of 5 to 6 miles. The entire area was also covered in haze. Winds were variable from the southwest..."

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