Stewart, Robert Allan, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115E-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Rams
Service Years
1950 - 1967
Foreign Language(s)
Spanish
Officer Collar Insignia
Colonel

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington, DC
Last Address
Korat RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
May 12, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
19E 101

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army (USA)388th Tactical Fighter Wing34th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Rams
  1950-1951, US Army (USA)
  1967-1967, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1967-1967, 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Rams
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War1
 Colleges Attended 
George Washington UniversityUnited States Military AcademyUniversity of Maryland at College Park
  1949-1950, George Washington University
  1952-1956, United States Military Academy1
  1960-1962, University of Maryland at College Park
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-86 Sabre  F-102 Delta Dagger  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1957-1958, F-86 Sabre
  1958-1960, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1966-1967, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
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Last Known Activity
"Capt Peter P. Pitman and Maj. Robert A. Stewart comprised the two-man crew on a F105F Thunderchief fighter bomber aircraft that was shot down in North Vietnam on May 12, 1967. (Both men are coded as pilots, so it is not possible to determine who was actually the pilot on this mission.) The last known location of the plane and crew is very near the city of Ron in Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam. Both men were listed by the Air Force as missing in action."

Source: http://www.pownetwork.org

"Capt Robert Stewart was the Electronic Warfare Officer of an F-105F lost during a Ryans Raider night interdiction mission on 12 May 1967 near the Ron Ferry complex in RP-1, North Vietnam. His pilot, Capt Peter Pitman, was also killed. They were members of the 13th TFS at Korat FTAB, Thailand."

Source: http://thewall-usa.com

Peter P. Pittman was promoted to the rank of Major and Robert A. Stewart to the rank of Colonel during the period they were maintained as missing in action. Their bodies/remains have not been recovered.
   
Comments/Citation
In Memory of Col. Robert Allan Stewart.

 Honolulu Memorial - His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. The Honolulu Memorial is located within the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in an extinct volcano near the center of Honolulu, Hawaii.

You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in your family who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!

ROBERT ALLAN STEWART - Air Force - COL - O6
Age: 46
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Nov 14, 1931
From: WASHINGTON, DC
Religion: METHODIST
Marital Status: Married - Robert Stewart left behind a wife, a son and two daughters.

 Kirk Wohlers - Father In Law, Seattle,WA 98112 USA, Daughter of - Karen Stewart
My wife recalls receiving story tapes from Vietnam and drawings when he was away. She was just 4 years old when he was lost. All I've ever heard is that he was a great man for his country and to his family. It is a tragedy to have lost him so young.

His tour began on May 12, 1967, Casualty was on Apr 3, 1978, In , NORTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died while missing, FIXED WING - PILOT, AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND,
Body was not recovered, Panel 19E - Line 101

Other Personnel In Incident: Peter P. Pitman (missing).

Capt. Peter P. Pitman and Maj. Robert A. Stewart comprised the two-man crew on an F105F Thunderchief fighter bomber aircraft that was shot down in North Vietnam on May 12, 1967.

[Both men are coded as pilots, so it is not possible to determine who was actually the pilot on this mission.]  The last known location of the plane and crew is very near the city of Ron in Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam.  Both men were listed by the Air Force as missing in action. The Vietnamese deny any knowledge of their fates. Pitman and Stewart were skilled pilots, and dedicated to their jobs.

Robert Allan Stewart was born November 14, 1931 in Washington, District of Columbia. He was a Most Distinguished Graduate of the United States Military Academy in 1956, finishing first academically in his class.  On May 12, 1968 Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Stewart and Captain Peter P. Pitman were flying their F105F Thunderchief in Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam. They did not return. Both men were listed as missing in action and the Vietnamese denied any knowledge of their existence. Peter P. Pitman was promoted to the rank of Major and Robert A. Stewart to the rank of Colonel during the period they were maintained as missing in action.

Tokens taken from the "Wall". Howard Plunkett Capt Robert Stewart was the Electronic Warfare Officer of an F-105F lost during a Ryans Raider night interdiction mission on 12 May 1967 near the Ron Ferry complex in RP-1, North Vietnam. His pilot, Capt Peter Pitman, was also killed. They were members of the 13 TFS from Korat RTAB, Thailand.

Bill Gallenstein - USAF Veteran, Zephyrhills FL 33541 USA, A very proud cold war USAF veteran remembers you on this day. My God bless you and your family always. I salute you, Thank you

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