Brown, Barry Lynn, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 14th Air Commando Wing
Service Years
1964 - 1968
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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Dowell
Last Address
Phu Cat

Casualty Date
May 05, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Elkville Cemetery - Elkville, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
55E 004

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 Unit Assignments
4th Air Commando Squadron14th Air Commando Wing
  1967-1968, 4th Air Commando Squadron
  1967-1968, 14th Air Commando Wing
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1966-1968, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On the night of 4/5 May 1968 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army forces started a widespread offensive which came be termed "Mini-Tet" by the Americans and which involved attacks on over a hundred towns and cities across South Vietnam.

Two 4th Air Commando Squadron AC-47 gunships launched from Phu Cat to engage VC/NVA rocket and mortar sites that were firing on the Pleiku Air Base. One, AC-47D tail number 43-16159, launched with a short crew (only one gunner aboard), while the other, AC-47D 43-76207, carried two extra men - a new navigator taking his first orientation flight and an Army Warrant Officer observer.


Once over target both aircraft were shot down within minutes of each other, killing nine of the 15 crewmen:


Sergeant Nacey Kent, aboard AC-47 43-76207 as Flight Mechanic, sustained a broken leg during the crash landing but never the less repeatedly entered the wrecked aircraft to rescue other crewmembers and was awarded the Air Force Cross for his efforts. The survivors, other than Sgt Kent, were the 1st Navigator, Col Armstrong; loadmaster Kirby Wilson; aerial gunners Ducat and Bryant; and the Army Warrant, name unknown.

 


   
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