Christiano, Joseph, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1555D-Weapon Systems Officer
Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 6250th Combat Support Group
Service Years
1942 - 1965
Colonel

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rochester
Last Address
Rochester

Casualty Date
Dec 24, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 036

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  1965, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, American Battle Monuments Commission

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Navigator Observer (Senior)


 
 Unit Assignments
4th Air Commando Squadron13th Air ForceUS Air Force
  1965-1965, 4th Air Commando Squadron
  1965-1965, 0011, 13th Air Force
  1965-1965, 6250th Combat Support Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1965-1965, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Col. Joe Christianao served out of DaNang Airbase, South Vietnam.

On 24 December 1965, the crew was aboard an AC-47D aircraft nicknamed "Spooky" that failed to return from a combat strike mission in southern Laos. 

The remains of the crew were found and repatriated in 2011 and interred in a combined grave in Arlington in 2012..
 
Crew:
Col. Joseph Christiano
Col. Derrell B. Jeffords
Lt. Col. Dennis L. Eilers
Chief Master Sgt. William K. Colwell
Chief Master Sgt. Arden K. Hassenger
Chief Master Sgt. Larry C. Thornton
   
Comments/Citation
see Notes
   
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