Stuifbergen, Gene Paul, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
113X0-Flight Engineer
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1955 - 1968
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1934
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Augusta
Last Address
Nha Trang AB

Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Cambodia
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Augusta Cemetery - Augusta, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
38W 079

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 Unit Assignments
20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets7th Air Force
  1967-1968, 20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets
  1967-1968, 7th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Non-operation sorties/missions over Cambodia
 My Aircraft/Missiles
UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)  
  1968-1968, UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 27 Nov 1968, a UH-1F Huey (tail number 65-07942) of the 20th SOS was tasked to insert a 6-man mixed US/ARVN Special Forces team into an enemy bivouac area near Phu Nhai village, Rotanokiri Province, Cambodia. The aircraft was crewed by
  • Pilot, name unknown
  • MAJ John B. Walker, copilot
  • S/SGt Gene Paul Stuifbergen, flight mechanic
  • T/Sgt Victor R. Adams, crew chief
As the Huey made a steep descent to an intended hover to off-load the team, it came under heavy fire. The gunfire damaged the Huey's flight controls and the aircraft crashed and burst into flames. Five men - the two pilots, T/Sgt Adams, and two American team members were able to escape, but the other five men died in the crash. Several attempts were made to recover the remains of the five men but were unsuccessful due to stiff enemy resistance.

Post-war investigation of the crash site was stymied by the presence of extensive mine fields, and his remains have not been repatriated.

From another Green Hornet,
Robert Hall

His enter service year is approximate.

   
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