Ciriello, Basil Lincoln, Maj

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1585A-Navigator
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 6250th Combat Support Group
Service Years
1956 - 1968
Officer Collar Insignia
Major

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1934
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Islington, MA
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut Air Base

Casualty Date
Oct 21, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Darlac (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
40W 010

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Navigator Observer (Senior)


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Combat Support Units
  1968-1968, 1051A, 6250th Support Squadron
  1968-1968, 6250th Combat Support Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  
  1968-1968, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
MSgt. Bowman was killed in a C-47 (#45-0934) that crashed 30 miles south of Ban Me Thuot in Darlac Province, South Vietnam. The aircraft, which belonged to the 460th Tac Recon Wing at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, was enroute to Hong Kong via Danang, carrying a load of R&R personnel. While enroute the pilot declared an emergency, stating that the port engine had failed and that the propeller would not feather. He requested and received vectors for an emergency landing at Ban Me Thuot, but instead hit a mountainside at the 2300 foot level.
   
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