Hartenhoff, Duane Leland, MSgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant E-7
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43171A-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 315th Airlift Wing
Service Years
1947 - 1969
Master Sergeant E-7

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1927
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Savannah
Last Address
Bien Hoa AB

Casualty Date
May 18, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Bien Hoa
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Hillcrest Abbey East Cemetery - Savannah, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24W 042

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 Unit Assignments
7th Air Force315th Special Operations Wing315th Airlift Wing
  1968-1969, 7th Air Force
  1968-1969, 315th Special Operations Wing
  1968-1969, 315th Airlift Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1953 Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1968-1969 Vietnam Air Offensive Phase IV Campaign (1968-69)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  C-124 Globemaster II  
  1968-1969, C-123 Provider
  2003-2003, C-124 Globemaster II
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 C-123K Tail #54-0639 boots date 22 Feb 69 Hit near Tanh Linh, crashed 6 KM NE of Bien Hoa 7th Air Force 315th Special Ops Wing 310th Special Ops Squadron ------- Other air crew aboard that day: Sgt Milton Bush 1Lt Douglas Evans 1Lt Meil Hayden TSgt Kermit Roberts SSgt Carl Wanner

------- MILTON JACKSON BUSH: "Milt myself and two other loadmasters drove from Dover AFB DE to Milt's home in Barnesville, GA on our way to Eglin AFB and training on the C-123K in early 1969. Milt was selected to be an Aerial Port specialists where others of us were to continue as loadmasters. After training in FL we arrived in Viet Nam and attempted to find Milt. To our dismay we missed him by ONE day. We learned Milt was on a C-123K getting flight time for his monthly flight pay when the aircraft he was on was hit by ground fire. With the wing burning the crew was trying to make an emergency landing at a nearby airfield. At the same time Milt and the back end crew were attempting to jettisoning 10,000 pounds of Class A explosives. Time ran out and the wing folded sending Milt and crew to this wall. I think of Milt on occasion and remember how he liked flying on "Old Shakey", C-124s at Dover AFB DE, and the time we spent in Georgia before training. I continued my USAF career and frequently visited the wall during my assignment in the Pentagon. I always found his name and hope this remembrance will tell some of the world who the person behind this wall was." Posted by: Dennis L. March 18, 2000

-------- Very fine historical overview of the C-123 Squadrons at Phan Ran AB link: http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/8161/ -------
   
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