Horsky, Robert Milvoy, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 13th Air Force
Service Years
1945 - 1965
Major

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1927
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cedar Rapids
Last Address
Cedar Rapids

Casualty Date
Dec 11, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Phu Yen
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 012

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 Unit Assignments
Strategic Air Command (SAC)309th Air Commando Squadron, Troop Carrier315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier13th Air Force
  1962-1964, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1965-1965, 309th Air Commando Squadron, Troop Carrier
  1965-1965, 315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier
  1965-1965, 13th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II
  1965-1965 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  C-123 Provider  
  1963-1964, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1965-1965, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Horsky had enlisted in the AAC 17 June 1945 from Jefferson Barracks, Missiouri as a private just out of high school.

Prior to his service in Vietnam, he had service flying in B-52 aircraft at Clinton Sherman AFB, Oklahoma in the early 1960s.

In Vietnam, Major Horsky, the crew and passengers were lost while flying from Pleiku AB to Tuy Hoa AB aboard a C-123B Provider (#56-4376). The aircraft originated out of Tan Son Nhut AB where the 309th was stationed at the time. (This was probably a "Mule Train" operation.)

The C-123B contacted trees on a ridge line and entered a spin, crashing 1000 feet below. The ridge line had an elevation of about 4000 feet and was probably barely visible with low ceilings between 50 and 1000 feet and rain showers. The aircraft crashed 32 km (20 miles) west of Tuy Hoa. All crew and passengers, 85 souls, were killed.

The aircraft was found by ARVN. The crew's remains were repatriated and interred in Arlington in 1974.

Crew:
Major Robert M. Horsky, pilot
Captain George Parker McKnight, co-pilot
SSgt. Mercedes Perez Salinas
SSgt. Donald David Stewart
   
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