Robertson, Charles William, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1045Z-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 14th Special Operations Wing
Service Years
1956 - 1967
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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Malden
Last Address
Malden

Casualty Date
Jan 09, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14E 002

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 Unit Assignments
7th Air Force4th Air Commando Squadron14th Special Operations Wing
  1966-1967, 7th Air Force
  1966-1967, 1045Z, 4th Air Commando Squadron
  1966-1967, 14th Special Operations Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited States Military Academy
  1951-1952, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  1952-1956, United States Military Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1966-1967, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
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Last Known Activity
Captain Robertson and his crew were killed in South Vietnam on 9 January 1967 on a flare and gun support mission, an AC-47 (# 43-49124). A small special forces camp was under attack and called for air support. They came to the rescue flying low (below the 2000 ft. cloud deck) and firing on the enemy. They continued these passes until the plane was hit by hostile ground fire, caught on fire, and crashed.

Those lost:
Major Joseph E. Wilkinson,  navigator
Capt Charles W. Robertson, pilot
1stLt James D. Goodman, copilot
SSgt Raymond Medina, loadmaster
SSgt Cecil T. Thompson, flight mechanic
A1C Dana R. Kelley, aerial gunner
A2C Lonny L. Mitzel, aerial gunner (606th ACS, TDY to 4th ACS)
   
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