Williams, Bruce Reginald, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1585A-Navigator
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1953 - 1967
Major

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Detroit
Last Address
Nha Trang AB

Casualty Date
Apr 26, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Khanh Hoa (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Waco Memorial Park - Waco, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18E 099

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550th Strategic Missile Squadron4th Air Commando Squadron14th Air Commando Wing7th Air Force
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  1966-1967, 14th Air Commando Wing
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  Mar 30, 2016, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Williams served at Nha Trang AB (previously at Tan Son Nhut AB).

He flew an AC-47 (# 43-48921) which dove into the sea off the coast at Cam Ranh Bay AB following an onboard flare explosion.

Those lost:
Major Burnett Neal
Major Bruce Williams
1stLt. Cliff Burnett
SSgt. Frederick Barnette
SSgt. Robert Davis
SSgt Thomas Preaux
A1C Michael Stephens

Note:  Further information relates that this crash may have been due to a mechanical failure as indicated by the report at: http://virtualwall.org/dw/WilliamsBR04a.htm

 
   
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