Smith, Howard Horton, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1575-Navigator, Electronic Warfare Officer
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1968-1979, 1575, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1952 - 1968
Colonel

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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oklahoma City
Last Address
Takhli RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Sep 30, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Schwartz Cemetery - Cleveland County, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
42W 051

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 Unit Assignments
355th Tactical Fighter Wing333rd Tactical Fighter SquadronUS Air Force
  1968-1968, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1968-1968, 333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1968-1979, 1575, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1967-1968, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
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Last Known Activity
He and his pilot, Capt Clifford W. Fieszel, were flying a "Wild Weasel" F-105F (#63-8317) on a combat mission against SAM sites west of Dong Hoi, North Vietnam. Approximately 50 miles north of the DMZ near Quang Khe their aircraft was shot down by enemy fire. 
They were heard on the ground, but SAR efforts were not successful.

 
   
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