Danielson, Mark Giles, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1575Z-Electronic Warfare Officer
Last AFSC Group
Electronic Warfare
Primary Unit
1971-1972, 1575Z, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
Service Years
1967 - 1972
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Home State
Nevada
Nevada
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Las Vegas, Nevada; Rangely, Colorado
Last Address
Ubon RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1972
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Logan National Cemetery - Denver, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 044

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 Unit Assignments
16th Special Operations Squadron8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
  1971-1972, 1575Z, 16th Special Operations Squadron
  1971-1972, 1575Z, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
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  1971-1972 Vietnam War
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AC-130H/U Spectre/Spooky II  
  1971-1972, AC-130H/U Spectre/Spooky II
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Last Known Activity

On 18 June 1972, Capt. Paul F. Gilbert, pilot; Capt. Robert A. Wilson, co-pilot; Maj. Robert H. Harrison, navigator; Capt. Mark G. Danielson, electronic warfare officer; TSgt. Richard M. Cole, Jr., flight engineer; SSgt. Leon A. Hunt, aerial gunner; TSgt. Richard E. Nyhof, aerial gunner; TSgt. Larry J. Newman, aerial gunner; SMSgt. Jacob E. Mercer, aerial gunner; SSgt. Stanley L. Lehrke, aerial gunner; TSgt. Donald H. Klinke, crew member; Maj. Gerald F. Ayres, crew member; and three unidentified men who were rescued the next day, comprised the 15-man crew of an AC130A Spectre gunship on a night operational mission to attack elite NVA forces known to be in that area. At 2355 hours it was struck by intense hostile fire (possibly a missile), exploded in the air, and went down near the A Shau Valley, Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam. Multiple emergency beepers were immediately heard by other US forces, and according the debriefing statements given by the men who were rescued, a bailout order was given by Captain Gilbert, and at least one additional parachute was observed by them.

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Comments/Citation
Sources:
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15299298/mark-giles-danielson

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/91639928/mark-giles-danielson

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110549575/mark-giles-danielson

http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/11919/MARK-G-DANIELSON

http://www.scopesys.com/cgi-bin/bio2.cgi?bio=D131

https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=323403

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/mdaniel.htm

http://taskforceomegainc.org/d131.html

https://www.abmc.gov/node/511608

https://www.ancestry.com
 
   
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