Annis, Thomas Richard, A1C

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Last Rank
Airman 1st Class
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
42251-Mechanical Accessories and Equipment Repairman
Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 4252nd Air Refueling Squadron
Service Years
1960 - 1966
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Airman 1st Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Kadena AB, Okinawa

Casualty Date
May 19, 1966
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
West Hesperia Cemetery - Hesperia, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel 7E Line 107

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Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
4252nd Strategic Wing919th Air Refueling Squadron, HeavyAir Refueling Units
  1966-1966, 4252nd Strategic Wing
  1966-1966, 919th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy
  1966-1966, 4252nd Air Refueling Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
KC-135 Stratotanker  
  1966-1966, KC-135 Stratotanker
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
A1C Annis was the hydraulics specialist aboard a KC-135 (# 57-1444) that crashed on take off from Kadena AFB, Okinawa.  He served with the 919th Air Refueling Squadron, 484th Bombardment Wing when he was deployed to Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan, TDY to the 4252nd Strategic Wing, SAC on Kadena.  The aircraft took off in a rain storm from Kadena AFB. Apparently, the aircraft failed to attain an adequate speed on takeoff and crashed near Highway 16, killing a motorist, crashing into an ammunition dump. The aircraft was fully loaded with fuel and had a crew of 10 on board, all of whom were lost. It was bound for Eielson AFB, Alaska.

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