Dyczkowski, Robert Raymond, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115Z-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1954 - 1966
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Buffalo, New York
Last Address
Korat RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Apr 23, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06E 129

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 Unit Assignments
Air Force Reserve Command 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron388th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1956-1960, Air Force Reserve Command
  1965-1966, 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1965-1966, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
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F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1964-1966, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
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Last Known Activity
On 23 April 1966, Captain Robert Dyczkowski and two other F-105s from the 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron departed Korat RTAFB in Thailand to attack a target about 75 miles north of Hanoi. Dyczkowski was flying as the number two aircraft in a flight of three. After pulling off the target, Dyczkowski acknowledged join-up instructions but failed to rejoin his flight. No emergency signals were heard, no parachute was sighted, and search efforts were unsuccessful.
Captain Dyczkowski, 33, was on his 99th mission, and had one more to go before returning home the following week. Instead, Dyczkowski simply disappeared. When the POWs returned home in 1973, Dyczkowski was not among them, nor did they have any knowledge of him.
On 09 January 1978, the Secretary of the Air Force approved a Presumptive Finding of Death and Dyczkowski's status was changed from Missing in Action to Killed in Action/Body not Recovered.
Thirty-three years later, in the fall of 1999, the wreckage of his aircraft was identified and fragments of his identification card and flight gear were recovered - but the only human remains which could be recovered from the wreckage was a single small fragment of bone. Late in 2000, the US Government determined that these remnants were sufficient proof that Robert Dyczkowski died when his F-105 impacted the ground. 

  

   
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