Colwell, William Kevin, CMSgt

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Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
113X0-Flight Engineer
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 13th Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1965
Chief Master Sergeant

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Glen Cove, NY
Last Address
Danang AB

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

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
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  2012, American Battle Monuments Commission

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 Unit Assignments
4th Air Commando Squadron13th Air Force
  1965-1965, 4th Air Commando Squadron
  1965-1965, 13th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1965-1965, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Then TSgt. William Colwell served with the 4th Air Commando Squadron, 6250th Combat Support Group, 13th Air Force out of DaNang Airbase, South Vietnam. He was shot down on 24 December 1965, aboard an AC-47D gunship, call sign "Spooky 21." They were on an armed reconnaissance/strike mission over the panhandle of Laos.

The remains of the crew were recovered and interred in Arlington in 2012.
   
Comments/Citation
Notes:

http://www.vvmf.org//index.cfm?SectionID=110&Wall_Id_No=10000 http://www.taskforceomegainc.org/c047.html (photo)
http://www.centercomp.com/dc3/gallery/Memorial_A-H.htm (4th ACS etc.)
http://www.ac47-gunships.com/ac47_miakia.htm
http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15427
   
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