Brooks, Alfred Ivry, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43151E-Aircraft Mechanic
Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 43151E, 509th Field Maintenance Squadron
Service Years
1964 - 1968
Sergeant

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Dayton
Last Address
Andersen AFB, Guam

Casualty Date
Sep 24, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Wake Island
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Old Greencastle Cemetery - Dayton, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
42W Line 056

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 Unit Assignments
509th Bombardment Wing, Medium509th Field Maintenance Squadron
  1967-1968, 43151E, 509th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1967-1968, 43151E, 509th Field Maintenance Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
  1967-1968 Operation Arc Light
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  KC-135 Stratotanker  
  1967-1968, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1967-1968, KC-135 Stratotanker
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was a passenger aboard a KC-135 transport (#55-3133) that was en route from Guam en route to Loring AFB, Maine with en route stops at Honolulu-Hickam AFB, Hawaii and California.

Over the Pacific Ocean, the airplane developed engine problems. The crew decided to divert to Wake Island Airport.

On final approach, the airplane contacted the surface of the water and bounced onto the east end of the runway. It struck ILS aerials and burst into flames.

The passengers were Strategic Air Command personnel returning from duty in Guam. Of the 52 passengers, 11 were killed. The 4 crew members survived.
   
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