Gilchrist, Robert Michael, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115R-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 1115F, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
Service Years
1963 - 1966
Foreign Language(s)
Spanish
Major

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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Littleton, Colorado
Last Address
Ubon RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Oct 07, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Logan National Cemetery - Denver, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11E 056

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 Unit Assignments
School Assignments431st Tactical Fighter Squadron497th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Night Owls8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
  1963-1964, 0006, Pilot Training Class (Unknown)
  1964-1966, 1115F, 431st Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1966, 1115F, 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Night Owls
  1966-1966, 1115F, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
University of ColoradoUnited States Air Force Academy
  1958-1959, University of Colorado
  1959-1963, United States Air Force Academy3
 My Aircraft/Missiles
RF-4C  Phantom II  
  1963-1966, RF-4C Phantom II
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt Gilchrist and his backseater, 1st Lt Eugene Matthew Pabst were sent out on a reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam near the city of Ba Don. During the mission, their aircraft was hit by ground fire as it pulled up from an attack on a truck park near Tu Loan, 25 miles northwest of Doug Hoi, It crashed almost immediately killing both crewmen. Both men were listed as being Missing In Action and were promoted to the rank of Major while on that status. He was declared dead Mar 6, 1978.
   
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http://memwall.usafalibrary.com/person.asp?id=39



http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=141454765



http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/g/g015.htm



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