Brinkman, James Martin, III, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1962 - 1968
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Bien Hoa AB

Casualty Date
Apr 01, 1968
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
United States Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
47E 030

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Air Training CommandTactical Air Command (TAC)10th Tactical Fighter Squadron307th Tactical Fighter Squadron
510th Tactical Fighter Squadron3rd Tactical Fighter Wing
  1962-1963, Air Training Command
  1963-1964, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1964-1966, 10th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1967, 307th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1967-1968, 510th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1967-1968, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Air Force Academy
  1958-1962, United States Air Force Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-38 Talon  T-37 Tweet  F-100 Super Sabre  
  1962-1963, T-38 Talon
  1962-1963, T-37 Tweet
  1963-1968, F-100 Super Sabre
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"...Capt. Brinkman was attacking enemy vehicles seven miles north of Dau Tieng and was delivering his second load of napalm when the aircraft was hit by the blast from the explosion of its own ordnance. The Super Sabre crashed immediately giving Capt. Brinkman no chance to eject."

The above narrative was written by Charles Louis Weinert, USAFA 1969. He compiled the information from the AOG Register of Graduates and fellow graduates as well as excerpts from Vietnam Air Losses by Chris Hobson. The narrative is available at


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