Arceneaux, John F., 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 1045L, 63rd Military Airlift Wing
Service Years
1963 - 1966
First Lieutenant

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Home Town
Labadieville, Assumption Parish
Last Address

Date of Passing
Feb 12, 1966
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
Association of Graduates USAFACold War Fallen
  1963, Association of Graduates USAFA
  1966, Cold War Fallen

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. John Arceneaux was the co-pilot of a C-124 "Globemaster" (#52-0980) that crashed into the 11,423-foot Pico Mulhacen in the Sierra Nevada mountains, 28 km south of Grenada.

At the time, the 8 man crew was TDY from Hunter AFB, Georgia at the time. The aircraft had gone missing on a flight from Moron Air Base (near Seville, Spain) to Murcia-San Javier Airport, Spain. The aircraft was supporting the search party that was looking for a U.S. nuclear bomb (one of four) that came down in the Mediterranean and coastal Spain following the mid-air collision of a B-52G bomber and a its refueling KC-135 tanker plane on 17 January 1966 near Palomares, Spain.

Lt. Arceneaux was interred in Saint Philomena Cemetery, Labadieville,  Assumption Parish, Louisiana.

Crew: (names may be misspelled based on newspaper clipping source)
Capt. William T. Crnwell, Jr., Manchester, Georgia, the aircraft commander
1st. Lt, John F. Arceneaux, Supreme. Louisiana, second pilot 
Capt. James P. Cisco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, navigator 
SSgt. Donald G. Gallitzin, Cleveland. Ohio, flight engineer
TSgt. James V. Thompson, Mill Spring, North Carolina, flight engineer 
SSgt. Ronald W. Hickman, Portland, Oregon, loadmaster 
SSgt. Charles R. Anderson, Tacoma, Washington
A2C Kenneth Young, Butler, Pennsylvania
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Notes/Links: (collision incident)  (photo of the #0980) (photo of #0980 over Tempelhoff 1961)



SSgt. Charles Anderson has a memorial stone in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA Plot: Sec 26 Lot 54 Wes.

SSgt. Ronald Wayne Hickman has memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, Plot: Sec: 35, Site: 3374.
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 Unit Assignments
15th Military Airlift Squadron63rd Military Airlift Wing
  1965-1966, 1045L, 15th Military Airlift Squadron
  1965-1966, 1045L, 63rd Military Airlift Wing
 Colleges Attended 
United States Air Force Academy
  1959-1963, United States Air Force Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-124 Globemaster II  
  1965-1966, C-124 Globemaster II
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