Dardeau, Oscar Moise, Jr., Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115E-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 1115E, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1953 - 1967
Colonel

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ville Platte
Last Address
Korat RTAFB

Casualty Date
Nov 18, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
30E 014

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 Unit Assignments
44th Tactical Fighter Squadron388th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1967-1967, 1115E, 44th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1967-1967, 1115E, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1973 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1949-1953, United States Naval Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1967-1967, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


Major Dardeau served with the 44th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force out of Korat RTAFB, Thailand.

Maj. Oscar M. Dardeau, Jr. flew on a special combined mission (first combat use of Commando Club Radar) carrying ALQ-71 ECM aboard an F-105F "Wild Weasel" (#63-8295, Callsign "Waco 1") with his EWO, Capt. Edward W. Lehnhoff, Jr..

Their aircraft was shot down by a MiG-21 about 10 miles north of the city of Phy Tho. They were seen with their aircraft on fire, shreding parts, and trailing black smoke.  The immediate fate of these two was uncertain, but they were classified Missing in Action.  There were indications that the Vietnamese knew their fates.

The Vietnamese "discovered" and returned their remains on 25 November 1987.  

   
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