Callies, Tommy Leon, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Dragons
Service Years
1965 - 1969
Officer Collar Insignia

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Home State
South Dakota
South Dakota
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Howard, SD
Last Address
Takhli RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Aug 01, 1969
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
United States Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20W 082/Mem-B-008

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Association of Graduates USAFAVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1965, Association of Graduates USAFA
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3575th Pilot Training Wing (Staff)4th Tactical Fighter Squadron435th Tactical Fighter Squadron8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
476th Tactical Fighter Squadron16th Tactical Fighter Squadron421st Tactical Fighter Squadron366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
357th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Dragons
  1965-1966, 3575th Pilot Training Wing (Staff)
  1967-1967, 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1967-1968, 435th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1967-1968, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
  1968-1968, 476th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1968-1969, 16th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1969-1969, 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1969-1969, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
  1969-1969, 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Dragons
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Air Force Academy
  1961-1965, United States Air Force Academy3
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1969-1969, F-4 Phantom
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 20, 2020, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 1 August 1969, Captain Tommy Callies was the pilot of an F-4E with 1st Lt. Douglas Burd his his back-seater, having charge of navigation and bombing. When they were just about 25 miles southwest of the city of Quang Ngai, the "Skyspot" radar system, which helped ground radar track the plane, was put to the test. They were on a mission to drop napalm when their aircraft was hit my enemy fire and the plane was brought down, killing both.

They remain MIA.
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