Walling, Charles Milton, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1966-1978, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1961 - 1966
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Arizona
Arizona
Year of Birth
1938
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Phoenix, AZ
Last Address
Cam Ranh AB

Casualty Date
Aug 08, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09E 119

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 Unit Assignments
557th Tactical Fighter Squadron12th Tactical Fighter WingUS Air Force
  1966-1966, 1115A, 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1966, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1966-1978, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
University of Arizona
  1957-1961, University of Arizona
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-102 Delta Dagger  F-4 Phantom  
  1962-1964, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1965-1966, F-4 Phantom
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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Then Captain Charles Walling served with the 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force at Cam Ranh AB, RVN. (Previously at Eglin AFB 1965-6).

Capt. Charles M. Walling and his backseater, 1st Lt. Aado Kommendant,  were on a combat operation on an F-4C to provide close air support of friendly forces who were in contact with the enemy northeast of Bien Hoa AB.  Call sign, "Boxer 6".

The two departed Cam Ranh AB and arrived in the target area without incident. They prepared to make bombing runs on a suspected enemy troop concentration, and shortly after the second run, the Forward Air Controller noticed an explosion about two miles southeast of the target. Both he and the flight leader proceeded to the scene as no radio replies were received from Captain Walling's F-4C.

Rescue helicopters were alerted and arrived within minutes. No parachutes were seen, nor were there any emergency radio transmissions. The area of the wreckage could not be seen by air because of dense foliage, nor could ground troops gain access to the area because it was defended by enemy troops. The last known location of the aircraft was near the juncture of Binh Duong, Bien Hoa, Long Khan and Binh Long Provinces in South Vietnam, about 40 miles northeast of Saigon.

Their remains were recovered, identified, and interred in Arlington in August 2012.
   
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