Chambers, Jerry Lee, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 504th Tactical Air Support Group
Service Years
1954 - 1968
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Muskogee, OK
Last Address
Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
May 22, 1968
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
65E 004

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 Military Association Memberships
American Battle Monuments CommissionVietnam Veterans Memorial
  2009, American Battle Monuments Commission
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator (Basic)
Navigator Observer (Senior)

 Unit Assignments
23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron504th  Tactical Air Support Group
  1968-1968, 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron
  1968-1968, 504th Tactical Air Support Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
 My Aircraft/Missiles
O-1/L-19 Bird Dog  C-130 Hercules  
  1968-1968, O-1/L-19 Bird Dog
  1968-1968, C-130 Hercules
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Col. Chambers was a Nail Forward Air Controller, and a Senior Navigator,  assigned to the 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB Thailand. Lt. Col. Chambers was flying a night exchange mission in a C-130 Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center using the call sign Blindbat. They were flying over the Ho Chi Minh Trail when the aircraft was shot down. Lt. Col. Chambers was lost along with nine other crewmembers. His body was not recovered and he was declared dead on 12 August 1976.  

He was flying, TDY, with the 41st Tactical Airlift Squadron at  Ubon Airbase, Thailand at the time of his loss.  


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