Morgan, Thomas Raymond, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1956 - 1967
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1933
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Akron, OH
Last Address
Phan Rang AB

Casualty Date
Jan 26, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14E 081

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 Unit Assignments
35th Tactical Fighter Wing612th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1967, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1966-1967, 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1973 Vietnam War1
  1966-1967 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-100 Super Sabre  
  1966-1967, F-100 Super Sabre
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On January 26, 1967 a flight of four F-100D Super Sabre Fighter/Bomber aircraft were dispatched from  Det 1, 612 Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing at Phan  Rang AB to strike Viet Cong targets near Tuyen Doc, South Vietnam.  As the aircraft approached their target, the F-100D, tail number 55-2911,  piloted by Lt. Col. Thomas Raymond Morgan flew low over the  Jungle  to mark the target with a " Willy Pete", White Phosphous Rocket. The pilots of the other three F-100's would key off the smoke to deliver more destructive payloads on the Viet Cong Camp.
But Lt. Col. Morgan never dropped the marker. As he approached the target area his wingmen saw his tail assembly burst into flames and the aircraft exploded into three pieces prior to impacting a hillside. They verified plane wreckage but found no sign of the pilot.
Partial  remains of Lt. Col. Thomas Raymond Morgan were recovered in 1994 about 32 km. NE of Daiet and Villiagers came forward with bone fragments and personal effects from the crash site in 1996 All these remains were identified on July, 28, 1997. Thomas R. Morgan began his our on June 29, 1966 and the incident occured on Jan. 26, 1967. Capt. Morgan was promoted to LTC. while still declared MIA.

 

   
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