Shorack, Theodore James, Jr., Maj

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Last Rank
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Primary Unit
1966-1966, 14th Air Commando Wing
Service Years
1951 - 1966
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Salem, Oregon
Last Address
Nha Trang Air Base, Vietnam

Casualty Date
Jun 09, 1966
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Willamette National Cemetery - Portland, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
08E 028

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Aviator (Senior)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Officer Candidate School (OCS)602nd Fighter Squadron3rd Tactical Fighter Wing14th Air Commando Wing
  1952-1952, 00X, Officer Candidate School (OCS)
  1966-1966, 1115A, 602nd Fighter Squadron
  1966-1966, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing
  1966-1966, 14th Air Commando Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
University of Oregon
  1948-1952, University of Oregon
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-84 Thunderjet  F-101 Voodoo  T-28 Trojan  A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)  
  1954-1955, F-84 Thunderjet
  1959-1960, F-101 Voodoo
  1963-1963, T-28 Trojan
  1966-1966, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Theodore J Shorack and Captain Robert Ira Bush, both of the 602nd Fighter Squadron, were lost on 9 June 1966. Their A-1Es went down over North Vietnam while on a rescue mission of an F-105 pilot.. One parachute was seen after the collision, but no trace was ever found of either pilot. Their remains have not been repatriated.

He had been stationed in Japan in the early 1950s. He served with th 849th AC & W Squadron at Nagoya, Japan. Later, he served with the 303rd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 66th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Sembach, Germany and Laon, France flying the F-84 and F-101.

He taught in the ROTC program at Hobart College in Geneva, New York beginning in 1961.
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