Nobert, Craig Roland, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1571-Electronic Warfare Officer
Last AFSC Group
Electronic Warfare
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1962 - 1966
Officer Collar Insignia
Major

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Home State
Connecticut
Connecticut
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Avon, CT
Last Address
Takhli RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09E 049

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


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Navigator Observer (basic)


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
41st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron355th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1966-1966, 41st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron
  1966-1966, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
EB-66 Destroyer  
  1966-1966, EB-66 Destroyer
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
EB-66C (#54-0464) Personnel in Incident (all released POWs: Capt. Lawrence Barbay Capt. Norman A. McDaniel 1Lt. Edwin L. Hubbard Capt. William H. Means Jr. Capt. Glendon W. Perkins

On July 20, 1966, an EB-66C was dispatched from the 41st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron at Takhli Airbase in Thailand on an electronic countermeasure mission over North Vietnam. The crew and technicians that day included Capt. Lawrence Barbay, Capt. Glendon W. Perkins, Capt. Norman A. McDaniel, Capt. William H. Means Jr., 1Lt. Edward L. Hubbard, and 1Lt. Craig R. Nobert. Nobert served as the electronics warfare officer on the flight. The flight was normal to the target area near Tuyen Quang, Quang Bac Thai Province, North Vietnam.

At this point, the aircraft was orbited east/west. During this maneuver, the aircraft was hit by hostile fire. Two parachutes were seen to eject the aircraft, after which the aircraft descended and disintegrated. In the spring of 1973, 591 Americans were released from prison camps in Vietnam, including most of the crew of the Skywarrior lost on July 20, 1966. They had been held in various POW camps in and around Hanoi for nearly seven years. Only Nobert remained Missing in Action.

For 24 years, the Vietnamese have denied knowledge of the fate of Craig R. Nobert, even though the U.S. believes there is a good possibility he was captured and died in captivity. During their captivity, Perkins, Barbay and McDaniel were promoted to the rank of Major. Hubbard was promoted to the rank of Captain. Means was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Craig R. Nobert was promoted to the rank of Major during the period he was maintained missing.

The EGRESS reports note that William Means was told by the interrogator "EEL" that Craig Norbert died one hour after capture from burns.

His body was not recovered; he is memorialized in Arlington and on his parents' grevestone in Saint Ann Cemetery, Avon, CT.
   
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