Bradt, Douglas Lloyd, Capt

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1990-1991, 20th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1985 - 1991
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England (home base)
Taif AB, Saudi Arabia (deployed base)

Casualty Date
Feb 14, 1991
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: AI, 0, 395

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
42nd Electronic Combat Squadron66th Electronic Combat Wing20th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1990-1991, 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron
  1990-1991, 66th Electronic Combat Wing
  1990-1991, 20th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
 My Aircraft/Missiles
EF-111 Raven  
  1990-1991, EF-111 Raven
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Date: 14-FEB-1991
Time: Night
General Dynamics EF-111A
Owner/operator: 42nd ECS, 27th TFW, USAF
Registration: 66-0023
C/n / msn: EF-17
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Unspecified Desert area, Iraq/Saudi Arabian border -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: Combat
Nature: Military
Departure airport: Taif AB, Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:  
On the night of February 13/14, 1991, EF-111A, s/n 66-0023, call sign "Rachet 75", crashed into terrain on or near the Iraq/Saudi Arabian border while maneuvering to evade a perceived enemy aircraft threat.
Witness from a member of the Old Iraqi air force:
The EF-111A, s/n 66-0023 intercepted by an Iraqi Mirage F-1 flown by Captain Nafie Al-Jubouri took off from Saad air base better known H-2 and headed directly to it, fired one single missile type Matra 530 on the U.S EF-111A, the F-111 tried to avoid but the missile blew up caused damage sent it to the ground.
Story in April 2008 Armed Forces Montly says that the aircraft was damaged by ground fire/AAA over Iraq and crew nursed the aircraft back across the Saudi Arabian border, and ejected, but neither survived. Other sources claim that it was a "friendly fire" incident, and the 66-0023 was shot down by a USAF F-15, which mis-identified the EF-111A as a hostile aircraft (probably an Iraqi Mirage)

The pilot, Capt Douglas L. Bradt, and the EWO, Capt Paul R. Eichenlaub were both killed. It was the only EF-111A lost during combat, the only loss killing its crew, and one of just three EF-111s lost in the types operational history

Note that the aircraft was assigned to the 390th ECS/366th TFW "Wild Boars", tail code "MO" - Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, but the crew was assigned from 42nd ECS, 66th ECW, 20th TFW, based at RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England.



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