Kieffer, William Lewis, Jr., Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 1115F, 56th Special Operations Wing
Service Years
1943 - 1970
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Greenbelt, Maryland
Last Address
Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Feb 11, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14W 126

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 Unit Assignments
1st Special Operations Squadron56th Special Operations Wing
  1970-1970, 1st Special Operations Squadron
  1970-1970, 1115F, 56th Special Operations Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1970-1970 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)  
  1945-1945, B-24 Liberator
  1970-1970, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)1
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Last Known Activity
Profile incomplete:  Details of service.

Lt. Col.William Kieffer served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, enlisting on 3 April 1943.  He was a B-24 pilot and was in the Pacific just as the War ended.  He served again during the Korean War, though not in country.

Lt. Col. Kieffer served with the 1st Special Operations Squadron, 56th Special Operations Wing at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand.

He was lost on 11 February 1970, when his A-1E aircraft crashed near Pek District, Xiangkhoang Province, Laos.

His remains were recovered in 2007 and identified on 26 April 2010.  
   
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Notes/Links:
http://www.vvmf.org/thewall/anClip=12752
http://www.pow-miafamilies.org/League/August_2,_2010.html http://skyraider.org/skyassn/classpics/hurlphot.htm
http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/vetdetail.aspx?Id=599 http://aircommandoman.tripod.com/id3.html
http://aircommandoman.tripod.com/id41.html http://skyraider.org/skyassn/skysqds.htm#anchor888015
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24297111 (gravesite photo)
   
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