Greenhalgh, Terry Lynn, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Photo-Jet
Service Years
1963 - 1968
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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sunnyside, Washington
Last Address
Udorn RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Dec 22, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thailand
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Lower Valley Memorial Gardens - Sunnyside, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
36W 063

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 Unit Assignments
432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Photo-Jet
  1968-1968, 1021A, 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1968-1968, 11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Photo-Jet
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
 Colleges Attended 
University of Puget SoundCentral Washington University
  1958-1959, University of Puget Sound
  1959-1963, Central Washington University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
KC-135 Stratotanker  RF-4C  Phantom II  
  1966-1967, KC-135 Stratotanker
  1968-1968, RF-4C Phantom II
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain Terry Greenhalgh was on his second tour of Vietnam when his aircraft was lost.

While on his first assignment in Vietnam, he flew 60 missions. (dates not known). On return to the States, he was trained as a KC-135 pilot at Castle AFB before being transferred to Lockburne. (dates unknown.)

In May 1968, he was reassigned to Mountain Home AFB to flight school, completing the training Oct 23, 1968. He was then sent to Thailand.

In Thailand, Captain Greenhalgh served with the 11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Udorn RTAFB. His tour began Nov 20, 1968.

He was lost on a mission into the Steel Tiger area when his aircraft, an RF-4C (#65??0906) was hit by AAA during a photographic reconnaissance mission over southern Laos. He was killed in the crash landing while approaching his home base; his co-pilot, 1st Lt. R. E. Hoffman survived.

 
   
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