Mravak, Thomas A., Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115F-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
Service Years
1966 - 1971
Officer Collar Insignia
Captain

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ossining
Last Address
Ossining

Casualty Date
Feb 03, 1971
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thailand
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
United States Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 075

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 Unit Assignments
Air Training Command46th Tactical Fighter Squadron555th Tactical Fighter Squadron432nd Tactical Fighter Wing
4535th Combat Crew Training Squadron (Cadre)7th Air Force8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
  1966-1967, Air Training Command
  1967-1968, 46th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1968-1969, 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1968-1969, 432nd Tactical Fighter Wing
  1969-1970, 4535th Combat Crew Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1970-1971, 7th Air Force
  1970-1971, 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1970-1971, 432nd Tactical Fighter Wing
  1970-1971, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1972 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Air Force Academy
  1960-1962, Others/Not Listed
  1962-1966, United States Air Force Academy3
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1967-1971, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Captain Mravak was killed on 3 February 1971 as the air commander in a military aircraft accident while returning from an operational mission. His F-4D aircraft crashed and burned about eleven nautical miles from the end of the runway at Udorn Airfield. He was a member of the 555th TFS at Udorn RTAFB Thailand and had flown over 220 air combat missions. He had also earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses, sixteen Air Medals and the Air Force Commendation Medal."

Source: USAFA Narrative

Note: Captain Mravak was killed on his second tour to Vietnam. Also killed was 1st Lt Lennart G. Langhorne. The aircraft was F-D4D 66-0263

   
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