Madison, William Louis, CMSgt

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Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
32790-Defensive Fire Control Systems Operator/Superintendent
Last AFSC Group
Avionics Maintenance
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 14th Air Commando Wing
Service Years
1957 - 1966
Chief Master Sergeant

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1935
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lexington, KY
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut AB

Casualty Date
May 15, 1966
 
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
07E 062

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Kentucky Vietnam Veterans MemorialVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1966, Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments
4th Air Commando Squadron14th Air Commando Wing
  1965-1966, 4th Air Commando Squadron
  1965-1966, 14th Air Commando Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1966-2003, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
   On 15 May 1966 AC-47D tail number 43-49546, callsign "Spooky 10", of the 4th Air Commando Squadron departed Ubon RTAFB for a flight over southern Laos. The aircraft was flying a trial mission with .50 caliber machineguns in place of the usual 7.62mm mini-guns. The 50-Cal project officer, Major L. G. Reilly, was aboard together with the regular crew: As dusk was approaching Jensen reported his position as about 30 miles west of the Lao/NVN/SVN border (the DMZ). Spooky 10 made another radio report at 2100 but did not give his position. Nothing further was heard from the aircraft and it did not return to base. Search and rescue efforts began at dawn on the 16th but failed to locate either the aircraft or any of its crew; all ten men were classed as Missing in Action. Three weeks later, on 07 June, a Pathet Lao radio broadcast made reference to a C-47 that had been shot down over Laos by a People's Army of North Vietnam anti-aircraft artillery unit, PAVN Group 559, on 15 May. The report indicated all 10 crewmen were killed.
   
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