McKnight, George Parker, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing
Service Years
1960 - 1965
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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1936
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lafayette, LA
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut AB

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 013

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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School309th Air Commando Squadron, Troop Carrier315th Tactical Airlift Wing
  1960-1960, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1965-1965, 309th Air Commando Squadron, Troop Carrier
  1965-1965, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  C-123 Provider  
  1960-1960, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1965-1965, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Specific information is difficult to find regarding a description of the circumstances surrounding the downing of the C-123 aircraft that killed the pilot, Robert Milvoy Horsky, Co-pilot George Parker McKnight, Mercedes Periz Salinas and Donald David Stewart.


Database indicates the crash was the worst accident involving a Fairchild C-123. 85 people were killed, including the crew.
Source: AviationSafetyNetwork, Flight Safety Foundation, http://aviation-safety.net/database



   
Comments/Citation
Graduate of Texas A&M in 1958. George Parker McKnight was an Aviation Cadet, Class 60-G at Lackland AFB, Texas

   
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