Crossman, Gregory John, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115R-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1968-1978, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1963 - 1968
Major

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sturgis, MI
Last Address
Ubon RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Apr 25, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
52E 004

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 Unit Assignments
497th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Night Owls8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf PackUS Air Force
  1967-1968, 1115R, 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Night Owls
  1967-1968, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
  1968-1978, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
Western Michigan University
  1959-1963, Western Michigan University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1967-1968, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On April 25, 1968 the plane on which he was a "back seater" to Col. Albert Mitchell when the twu departed Ubon Airbase in Thailand on a daring radar raid over one of the most active surface to air missile (SAM) sites in North Viet Nam, dodging heavy anti-aircraft fire as they partially knocked out a Soviet fighter plane base along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. During this daring mission the Aircraft disappeared without a trace when it broke formation to veer over a truck convoy heading for the key North Nietnamese supply route. Although there is strong indication that the Vietnamese know what happened to Col.Mitchell and Major Crossman, they deny knowladge of their fates. The last known location of the aircraft was 5 miles northwest of the city of Dong Ha in Quang Binh Province, North Viet Nam.
   
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