Cordero, William Edward, Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1964-1965, 99000, 405th Fighter Wing
Service Years
1957 - 1965
Officer Collar Insignia

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Santa Barbara
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut AB

Casualty Date
Jun 22, 1965
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02E 015

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
American Battle Monuments CommissionVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, American Battle Monuments Commission
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Navigator Observer (Senior)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
8th Bombardment Squadron34th Tactical Group405th Fighter Wing
  1964-1965, 1585A, 8th Bombardment Squadron
  1964-1965, 99000, 34th Tactical Group
  1964-1965, 99000, 405th Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
  1965-1965 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
  1965-1965 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-57 Canberra  
  1965-1965, B-57 Canberra
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On the night of 21/22 June 1965, Captains Charles K. Lovelace , pilot, and William E. Cordero, navigator, launched from Tan Son Nhut Air Base in B-57B tail number 53-3910 for a night flare mission (i.e., a pathfinder mission for other strike aircraft) over North Vietnam's southernmost province in the vicinity of the Lao/NVN border. The B-57B went down and both crewmen were lost.


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