Pabst, Eugene Matthew, Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
Service Years
1964 - 1966

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New York, NY
Last Address
Ubon RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Oct 07, 1966
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery - Wrightstown, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11E 058 / MA 22 Cenotaph*

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Aviator (Basic)

 National Guard Awards

 Unit Assignments
3645th Pilot Training Squadron497th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Night Owls8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
  1964-1965, 0006, 3645th Pilot Training Squadron
  1966-1966, 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Night Owls
  1966-1966, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1973 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
Fordham University
  1960-1964, Fordham University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 27, 2014, Other/Link
  Nov 12, 2018, General Photos5
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Then 1st Lt. Eugene Pabst served with the 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand.  He had been assigned to the 497th after pilot training while it was still at McDill AFB, Florida. 1Lt. Robert M. Gilchrist was an Air Force pilot who flew a reconnaissance version of the Phantom, the RF4C. On October 7, 1966, 1st Lt. Gilchrist and his backseater, 1Lt. Eugene M. Pabst, were sent on a reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam near the city of Ba Don. During the mission, Gilchrist's aircraft was hit by enemy fire and crashed. 
Both men were listed as Missing In Action.

Promoted while in MIA status.
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