Engel, Terence Dean, A1C

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Last Rank
Airman 1st Class
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 34th Consolidated Maintenance Squadron
Service Years
1962 - 1965
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Airman 1st Class

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Graceville, MN
Last Address
Bien Hoa AB

Casualty Date
May 16, 1965
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Other Accident
Location
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Lakeside Cemetery - Ortonville, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 117

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
34th Tactical GroupConsolidated Aircraft Maintenance Units
  1965-1965, 34th Tactical Group
  1965-1965, 34th Consolidated Maintenance Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
A1C Terence Dean Engel served with the 34th Consolidated Maintenance Squadron, 34th tactical Group, 13th Air Force at Bien Hoa AB, RVN.  

"On May 16, 1965 a B-57B exploded on the ground at Bien Hoa while waiting in line to take off on a mission, setting off a chain of secondary explosions. The resulting conflagration destroyed ten
B-57s, eleven VNAF A-1H Skyraiders, and a US Navy F-8 Crusader and caused numerous casualties among air and ground crewmen. " He was one of 27 men killed in the explosions and conflagration of ordnance and aircraft on the base.

According to a friend, Terry was fighting the fire when he was killed in an explosion.
The location of his remains is unknown.



 
   
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