McEwen, Thomas Carothers, Jr., Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1964-1965, 34th Tactical Group
Service Years
1952 - 1965

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Nashville, Tennessee
Last Address
Bien Hoa AB, RVN

Casualty Date
Feb 24, 1965
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Woodlawn Memorial Park - Nashville, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E Line 093, Virtual Wall, Tennessee

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 Unit Assignments
US Air Force9th Air ForceTraining UnitsHQ Tactical Air Command, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
1st Air Commando Squadron34th Tactical Group
  1961-1961, 4400th Combat Crew Training Squadron
  1961-1961, 9th Air Force
  1961-1961, 4400th Combat Crew Training Group
  1961-1961, HQ Tactical Air Command, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1964-1964, 1st Air Commando Squadron
  1964-1965, 34th Tactical Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1965 Vietnam Advisory Campaign (1961-65)
 Colleges Attended 
Vanderbilt UniversityUnited States Naval Academy
  1946-1948, Vanderbilt University
  1948-1952, United States Naval Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  B-26 Marauder  T-28 Trojan  
  1961-1965, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1961-1965, B-26 Marauder
  1961-1965, T-28 Trojan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Capt  Gareiss was the Instr pilot & Capt McEwen the pilot on an evaluation/tng flight. The aircraft entered a spin at 3000 feet while executing an acrobatic maneuver. The aircraft struck the ground in a flat attitude & exploded 15 miles SE Bien Hoa."  

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Major Command: 13th AF
Air Group: 34th Tac Grp
Squadron: 1st ACS
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