Dailey, Douglas Vincent, SMSgt

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Last Rank
Senior Master Sergeant E-8
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43570-Flight Engineer Technician
Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 56th Special Operations Wing
Service Years
1960 - 1968
Senior Master Sergeant E-8

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1936
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Waterford, MI
Last Address
Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Dec 13, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
36W 014

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 Unit Assignments
606th Special Operations Squadron56th Special Operations Wing
  1967-1968, 43570, 606th Special Operations Squadron
  1967-1968, 56th Special Operations Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
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C-123 Provider  
  1968-2003, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 On 13 December 1968 a C-123K PROVIDER of the 606th Special Operations Squadron launched from Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, on a night FAC mission over the Ho Chi Minh Trail area. The low-and-slow C-123K's mission was to obtain visual or infrared sightings of traffic along the Trail and to act as a controller for bombers - in this case, B-57 CANBERRA bombers from the 8th Tactical Bomber Squadron, Phan Rang AB, SVN.

Weather conditions along the Trail were good - clear with a half moon, ground fog, no wind and no cloud ceiling. At 0300 hours, as a B-57 was executing an attack against ground targets, the B-57 collided with the upper surface of the circling C-123K. Both aircraft - and nine aircrewmen - went down.

E-5 at time of incident. Promted to E-8 while MIA.

   
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