Dice, Carl Richard, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 1115A, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1955 - 1969
Major

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1933
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sea Cliff, New York
Last Address
Takhli RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Dec 08, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
15W 039

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 Unit Assignments
357th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Dragons355th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1969-1969, 1115A, 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Dragons
  1969-1969, 1115A, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
  1969-1969 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-105G  Wild Weasel  
  1968-1969, F-105G Wild Weasel1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Dice served with the 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force, Takhli RTAFB.

Major Dice led a combat bombing mission as the lead aircraft aboard an F-105F "Wild Weasel". The mission was to work with a Raven FAC aircraft over northern Laos.

His aircraft was hit on his second bombing run and he decided to try to get the aircraft to Udorn RTAFB, an F-4 base.  Due to the condition of the aircraft's hydraulic system upon landing, the aircraft continued off the end of the runway and crashed into a drainage ditch and passed further on before coming to a stop.  Major Dice was thrown from the aircraft, but his co-pilot (then Lt. Bruce Cox) survived.

 
   
Comments/Citation
See:  Bruce N. Cox, LT Col. retired, "Just Not Our Day, A Tribute to Major Carl R. Dice"  (the co-pilot)
at    http://www.takhli.org/docs/notourday.htm
   
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