Hoskins, Charles Lee, Capt

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Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1971-1973, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1967 - 1971

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Last Address
Ubon RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Feb 16, 1971
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
United States Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 111

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
Air Force Training Wings560th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Chargin' Cheetahs497th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Night Owls8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
US Air Force
  1967-1968, 1021A, 3510th Flying Training Wing
  1969-1969, 1115R, 560th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Chargin' Cheetahs
  1969-1970, 1115R, 560th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Chargin' Cheetahs
  1970-1971, 1115R, 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Night Owls
  1970-1971, 1115R, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
  1971-1973, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
  1970-1971 Operation Barrel Roll - Laos/Ho Chi Minh trail
 Colleges Attended 
University of KansasUnited States Air Force Academy
  1962-1963, University of Kansas1
  1963-1967, United States Air Force Academy3
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1969-1971, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain Charles Lee Hoskins was reported missing Feb 16,1971 while on an operational mission in Laos.  The F-4D aircraft he was co-piloting apparently was struck by hostile fire and crashed in a ball of fire.  No parachutes were seen and no beepers were heard.  His status was changed to Killed in Action on Nov 27, 1973. Captain Hoskins was a Mason, Scottish Rite. He was also a National Honor Society member.
His rank status is unclear. Most sources say he was a 1st Lt. when killed and only posthumously promoted to captain but a photo of him receiving his Air Medal shows him wearing captain's bars.
His remains lie in Plot Mem-B-004 at USAFA.
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