Callies, Tommy Leon, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115F-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Dragons
Service Years
1965 - 1969
Captain

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Home State
South Dakota
South Dakota
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Howard
Last Address
Takhli RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Aug 01, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
United States Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20W 082

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Association of Graduates USAFAVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1965, Association of Graduates USAFA
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Last Updated:
Jun 10, 2012
   
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On 1 August 1969, Captain Tommy Callies was the pilot of an F-4E with 1st Lt. Douglas Burd his his back-seater, having charge of navigation and bombing. When they were just about 25 miles southwest of the city of Quang Ngai, the "Skyspot " radar system, which helped ground radar track the plane, was put to the test. They were on a mission to drop napalm when their aircraft was hit my enemy fire and the plane was brought down, killing both.

Notes/Links:

http://airwarvietnam.com/435tfs.htm
http://www.8tfw.com/pages/pres.htm

http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/c/c357.htm (photo)
http://combat-skyspot.tripod.com/
http://memwall.usafalibrary.com/person.asp?id=72 (photos and details)

http://www.virtualwall.org/dc/CalliesTL01a.htm

   
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