Earll, David John, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1960 - 1966
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Oct 21, 1966
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11E 095

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
469th Tactical Fighter Squadron388th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1966-1966, 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1966, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
  1965-1973 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1965-1966, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Captain David J. Earll was a pilot assigned to the 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Korat Airbase, Thailand.

On October 21, 1966, he was assigned a bombing mission over North Vietnam. Earll flew as the number two aircraft in a flight of two. Earll was seen to release his rockets on the target and start recovery when his aircraft exploded into a fireball. No parachutes were seen, and efforts to contact Earll by radio were unsuccessful.  Earll was classified Missing in Action. The target was located near the city of Quang Khe in Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam.

David J. Earll was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel during the period he was maintained missing.

It was in the 1950's when we would visit your Dad at the air base in Grand Prairie. Your Dad, Joe, was base commander. I was in awe of your father with his steel gripped hand shake. He gave me my first jeep ride around the base, and lifted me up for my first glimpse into the cockpit of a F86 Sabre jet. You and Terry's rooms were full of model aircraft suspended in flight from the ceiling. It's no wonder that you followed in your Dad's footsteps. I'll never forget and always be thankful for your sacrifice as well as the sacrifice of many who fought for our freedom. Rest In Peace my dear cousin...
Posted by: Rick Paddock
Email: RGPConsults@tx.rr.com
Relationship: cousin
Monday, January 28, 2008

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