McDonald, William Earl, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1585Z-Navigator
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1951 - 1967
Officer Collar Insignia
Major

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Memphis
Last Address
Takhli RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Nov 17, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thailand
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
30E 010

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Air Force Reserve Command 42nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron355th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1951-1966, Air Force Reserve Command
  1966-1967, 42nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron
  1966-1967, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-66 Destroyer  
  1966-1967, B-66 Destroyer
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

 


When the number two engine of EB-66C 54-0473 failed shortly after departure from Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, the pilot, Major Max Nichols, attempted to return to base. While the aircraft was on short final it settled rapidly into rough ground about 1200 feet short of the runway, slid for a distance, caught fire, and exploded. Only two of the seven men aboard were able to escape the burning aircraft.  
   
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