Gareiss, Kurt William, Capt

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Last Rank
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Primary Unit
1964-1965, 1115J, 34th Tactical Group
Service Years
1957 - 1965
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Bien Hoa AB

Casualty Date
Feb 24, 1965
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 094

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Aviator (Basic)

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1st Air Commando Squadron34th Tactical Group
  1964-1965, 1115J, 1st Air Commando Squadron
  1964-1965, 1115J, 34th Tactical Group
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  1964-1965 Vietnam War
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United States Naval Academy
  1953-1957, United States Naval Academy
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A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)  
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Last Known Activity
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1957, Captain Careiss was trained in the A-1E at Hurlburt Field, Florida (Eglin Air Force Aux 9), Skyraider Class "Express 03" prior to his assignment at Bien Hoa. Capt. Gareiss was the IP and  Capt. Thomas C. McEwen the training pilot on an evaluation/tng flight  of a A-1E Skyrader 52-132471  The aircraft entered a spin at 3000 feet while executing an acrobatic maneuver and struck the ground in a flat attitude and exploded 15 miles SE Bien Hoa.  Crash was attributed to pilot error. Hobson Vietnam Air Losses.

Both Captain Gareiss and Capt. McEwen were killed in the crash.
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