Fitzgerald, Woodrow Melvin, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Primary Unit
1963-1963, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing
Service Years
1953 - 1963
Captain

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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Staunton
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1963
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Not Specified
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 033

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 Unit Assignments
Air Training Command21st Troop Carrier Squadron310th Tactical Airlift Squadron315th Tactical Airlift Wing
  1953-1954, Air Training Command
  1954-1955, 21st Troop Carrier Squadron
  1963-1963, 310th Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1963-1963, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1961 Vietnam War2
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  C-123 Provider  
  1954-1955, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1963-1963, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain Fitzgerald was flying in a C-123B (# 56-4385) which was shot down 104 km (65 miles) south of Saigon on a flare dropping mission near a village under attack by the Viet Cong.

Lost:
Capt. Woodrow M. Fitzgerald
Capt. Gordon R. Brown
SSgt Charles B. Lankford
SSgt Walter K. Morris
4 VNAF observers.
   
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