Elliot, Robert Malcolm, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115E-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Rams
Service Years
1952 - 1968
Colonel

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Springfield
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Feb 14, 1968
 
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
39E 031

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 Unit Assignments
Air Force Bases/ Installations7th Air Force388th Tactical Fighter Wing34th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Rams
  1956-1957, Langley Air Force Base
  1967-1968, 7th Air Force
  1967-1968, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1967-1968, 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Rams
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Syracuse University
  1948-1952, Syracuse University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-102 Delta Dagger  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1958-1961, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1967-1968, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Then Captain Elliot flew an F-105D (#60-0418) out of Korat RTAFB. On 14 February 1968, he was on a strike mission over Hanoi, when he was hit by a surface-to-air missile. He radioed to the other pilots in the flight that he had been hit. They witnessed his crash, but none of the other pilots saw any ejection attempt nor heard any emergency beeper signals. However, one pilot reported seeing a streaming, unopened parachute at approximately 3,000 feet.

He remained listed as MIA until 1994 when a joint U.S.-Vietnamese team interviewed residents of the province where Elliot's plane crashed. They took the team to the spot where they had buried his remains in 1968. His remains were turned them over for repatriation to the United States.

He left a wife and four children at his passing.
   
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