Harris, Cleveland Scott, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1575A-Electronic Warfare Officer
Last AFSC Group
Electronic Warfare
Primary Unit
1968-1979, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1964 - 1968
Major

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Birmingham, Alabama
Last Address
Korat RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Feb 29, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Elmwood Cemetery - Birmingham, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
42E 006

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 Unit Assignments
388th Tactical Fighter Wing44th Tactical Fighter SquadronUS Air Force
  1968-1968, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1968-1968, 44th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1968-1979, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
University of Alabama
  1963-1964, University of Alabama
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-105G  Wild Weasel  
  1968-1968, F-105G Wild Weasel
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"A Fifth Commando Nail Aircraft is Lost

On February 29, 1968, the 44th TFS lost its fifth Commando Nail aircraft, this one to a SAM. The plane crashed in RP 6B, North Vietnam. The crew, 'Ozark 03', was providing Wild Weasel support to a strike against a Hanoi vehicle facility. Maj. Crosley James Fitton, Jr. and his EWO Capt. Cleveland Scott Harris both died. Their aircraft, F-105F 63-8312, was one of the squadron's six dual-capable planes and one of the original four Ryan's Raider aircraft that had arrived at Korat from Yokota on April 24, 1967."


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"During the mission, the aircraft was hit by a surface-to-air missile (SAM). Others in the flight observed both Fitton and Harris bail out with good parachutes. The flight leader tracked both on radar and picked up both emergency radio beeper signals. The beepers, which must be manually shut off, stopped shortly after the crewmen landed on the ground.

Although Fitton and Harris landed safely on the ground, it was not certain what happened to them after that. Both were declared Missing in Action..

In 1975, the Vietnamese discovered and returned the remains of Crosley J. Fitton. It was another ten years before Harris was to return. His remains were turned over to U.S. Control in April of 1985."

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Additional Information from http://www.footnote.com:

Major Command: 7th Air Force
Air Wing: 388th TFW
Squadron: 44th TFS
Koffelt database indicates stationed at FTAFB
   
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