Mitzel, Lonny Leroy, A2C

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Last Rank
Airman 2nd Class E-3
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
A462X0-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1964 - 1967
Airman 2nd Class E-3

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Red Lion
Last Address
Red Lion

Casualty Date
Jan 09, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Ngai
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Susquehanna Memorial Gardens - York, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14E 001

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 Unit Assignments
4th Air Commando Squadron14th Special Operations Wing7th Air Force
  1966-1967, 4th Air Commando Squadron
  1966-1967, 14th Special Operations Wing
  1966-1967, 7th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1966-1967, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
A2C Mitzel was a member of the crew who were killed on a flare and gun support mission aboard an AC-47D (# 43-49124). A small special forces camp was under attack and called for air support. They came to the rescue flying low (below the 2000 ft. cloud deck) and firing on the enemy. They continued these passes until the plane was hit by hostile ground fire, caught on fire, and crashed.

Those lost:
Major Joseph E. Wilkinson, navigator
Capt Charles W. Robertson, pilot
1stLt James D. Goodman, copilot
SSgt Raymond Medina, loadmaster
SSgt Cecil T. Thompson, flight mechanic
A1C Dana R. Kelley, aerial gunner
A2C Lonny L. Mitzel, aerial gunner (606th ACS, TDY to 4th ACS)

A2C Mitzel was interred in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, York, Pennsylvania.
   
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