Adams, Lee Aaron, 1st Lt

 Service Photo   Service Details
10 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 1231C, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1963 - 1966
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

67 kb

Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt D.L. Kimbrow (Skip) to remember Adams, Lee Aaron, 1st Lt.

If you knew or served with this Airman and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
Casualty Info
Home Town
Willits, CA
Last Address
Takhli RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Apr 19, 1966
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Willits Cemetery - Willits, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06E 122

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Association of Graduates USAFAVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1963, Association of Graduates USAFA
  1966, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...

  1966-1966, 1231C, 333rd Fighter Squadron

First Lieutenant
From Month/Year
- / 1966
To Month/Year
- / 1966
333rd Fighter Squadron Unit Page
First Lieutenant
Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base
 333rd Fighter Squadron Details

333rd Fighter Squadron
Combat - Fighter Units
Parent Unit
Fighter Units
Air Squadron
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2011
Memories For This Unit

Chain of Command
Excerpt from

333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron "Redleg Lancers"
Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 8 December 1965 - 10 December 1970
In December of 1965, the 333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, known as the "Lancers" launched out of Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, arriving at Takhli with their 25 pilots on the 8th. Sufficient time remained after area checkouts for the squadron to complete more than 300 combat sorties that month.

The 333rd supported the 355th TFW's "Rolling Thunder" strikes into North Vietnam losing several aircraft and pilots to the increasing defenses around Hanoi in early 1966.

Late in April, when the Wing was permitted to hit the Thai Nguyen rail yards, the Lancers commander (Lt.Col. Jim Young) led the strike force which destroyed most of that vital facility.

Throughout the rest of 1966 and on through the end of the bombing of the North in 1968 the men of the 333rd contributed significantly to making the 355th TFW "PACAF's Pride".

Although they destroyed numerous missile sites, the 333rd Iron Hands were victims to heavy losses from the defenses of their incredibly hostile environment and by mid-August 1966 the original F-105F's had all been destroyed or damaged beyond repair.

The resulting increase in losses to strike aircraft was halted later in the year when a new batch of Wild Weasel F-105F's arrived and when the strike birds began carrying the Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pod with them on their missions.

Other Memories

Site has a beyond good "history" of Operation Rolling Thunder. Details and photographs. is specific about the 333rd

The 333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron "Redleg Lancers"
Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, served 8 December 1965 - 10 December 1970

My Photos For This Unit
No Available Photos
5 Members Also There at Same Time
333rd Fighter Squadron

Bruch, Donald William, 1st Lt, (1964-1966) 105 1055D First Lieutenant
Zachem, John, SMSgt, (1960-1983) 431 43171C Staff Sergeant
Klabon, Kenneth, Sgt, (1963-1967) 990 99000 Airman 1st Class
Stirm, Robert Lewis, Col, (1953-1977) Lieutenant Colonel
Zellers, Steven Captain

Copyright Inc 2003-2011