Rucker, Emmett S., Jr., Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 315th Air Commando Wing
Service Years
1942 - 1968
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Bien Hoa AB

Casualty Date
May 24, 1968
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fayette Cemetery - Fayette, Mississippi
Wall/Plot Coordinates
69E 001

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Aviator (Command)

 Unit Assignments
School AssignmentsAviation Cadet Flight School343rd Bombardment Squadron, Medium98th Bomb Wing
12th Air Commando Squadron315th Air Commando Wing
  1944-1944, Officer Candidate School (OCS)
  1944-1945, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1951-1952, 343rd Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1951-1952, 98th Bomb Wing
  1967-1968, 12th Air Commando Squadron
  1967-1968, 315th Air Commando Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  C-123 Provider  UC-123B/K  Ranch Hand  
  1951-1952, B-29 Superfortress
  1967-1968, C-123 Provider
  1967-1968, UC-123B/K Ranch Hand
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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified

Memorial grave site in Fayette Cemetery, Fayette, Mississippi.

Enlisted in the Air Corps 6 April 1942 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as a Private. He had a year of college prior to enlisting. Must have then gone to OCS, flight school, etc.. Home of record at enlistment was Jefferson County, Oklahoma. He is listed also as one of those fallen from Jefferson County.

He was born in Waurika, Jefferson County, Oklahoma. Home of record was Wichita Falls, Texas. Full name: Emmett S. Rucker, Jr.. B-29A pilot and aircraft commander of the " Haulin' Ass" (serial number 44-62103) during the Korean War (from 6 December 1951-3 November 1952). Aircraft was from the 343rd Bomb Squadron, 98th Bomb Wing out of Yokota, Japan. Shot down on its last mission over the Sea of Japan.

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