McLaughlin, Arthur Vincent, Jr., CMSgt

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Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
111X0-Defensive Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1972-1972, 348th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1952 - 1972
Chief Master Sergeant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Last Address
Westover AFB, MA; U-Tapao RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Dec 20, 1972
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 096, Cemetery Unknown

 Official Badges 

Combat Crew

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aircrew Enlisted (Chief)

 Unit Assignments
307th Strategic Wing348th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1972-1972, 307th Strategic Wing
  1972-1972, 348th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1972-1972 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (1972-73)/Operation Linebacker II
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
  1972-1972, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Then MSgt. Arthur McLaughlin was a gunner aboard B-52D (tail number 56-0622) based at U-Tapao RTNAFB, Thailand that was hit by a SA-2 SAM over North Vietnam during Operation "Linebacker II". The aircraft finally crashed in Thailand, 35 km east of Khon Kaen.  This occurred during the "Christmas Bombing" of 1972.

He was one of four men who was killed and he remains MIA.  

Home base for the unit was Westover AFB, Massachusetts.
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