Preaux, Thomas Alfred, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1951 - 1967
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cecil
Last Address
Cecil

Casualty Date
Apr 26, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Khanh Hoa (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Venice Cemetery - McDonald, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18E 097

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 Unit Assignments
4th Air Commando Squadron14th Air Commando Wing7th Air Force
  1967-1967, 4th Air Commando Squadron
  1967-1967, 14th Air Commando Wing
  1967-1967, 7th Air Force
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  1967-1967 Vietnam War
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AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1967-1967, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SSgt. Preaux served at Nha Trang AB (previously at Tan Son Nhut AB).

He flew an AC-47 (# 43-48921) which dove into the sea off the coast at Cam Ranh Bay AB following an onboard flare explosion.

Those lost:
Major Burnett Neal
Major Bruce Williams
1stLt. Cliff Burnett
SSgt. Frederick Barnette
SSgt. Robert Davis
SSgt Thomas Preaux
A1C Michael Stephens

Note:  Further information relates that this crash may have been due to a mechanical failure as indicated by the report at: http://virtualwall.org/dw/WilliamsBR04a.htm

 
   
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