Carter, James Louis, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1051A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier
Service Years
1950 - 1966
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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pasadena, CA
Last Address
Da Nang AB, RVN

Casualty Date
Feb 03, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Tri
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 134

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 Unit Assignments
311th Air Commando Squadron315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier
  1965-1966, 311th Air Commando Squadron
  1965-1966, 315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  1965-1966, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On 3 February 1966, then Major James L. Carter, pilot, Captain Wilbur R. Brown, co-pilot, Sgt. Edward M. Parsley, loadmaster, and Sgt. Therman M. Waller, flight mechanic, comprised the crew of a C123C Provider (tail #55-4537) which was on a multi-legged combat airlift support mission over Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. There was an unconfirmed report that four foreign nationals may also have been aboard this aircraft.

The Provider departed DaNang at 1320 hours and arrived at Khe Sanh Special Forces Camp at approximately 1410 hours. It then departed Khe Sanh and flew to Dong Hai, then returned to Khe Sanh. The aircraft again departed Khe Sanh at 1655 hours and headed southeast of the base on a supply shuttle mission. During this portion of their flight, contact was lost with the aircraft and crew. An immediate communications search was conducted with negative results.


 

   
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