Platt, Russell Lowell, Capt

 Service Photo   Service Details
1012 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 1525D, 4133rd Strategic Wing
Service Years
1965 - 1969
Officer Collar Insignia

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt D.L. Kimbrow (Skip) to remember Platt, Russell Lowell, Capt.

If you knew or served with this Airman and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
Casualty Info
Home Town
Las Cruces
Last Address
Andersen AFB, Guam

Casualty Date
May 10, 1969
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
25W 039, Cemetery Unknown, Buried at Sea

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

Navigator Observer (basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
325th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy92nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy509th Bombardment Wing, Medium4133rd Strategic Wing
  1968-1969, 1525D, 325th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1968-1969, 1525D, 92nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1969-1969, 509th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1969-1969, 1525D, 4133rd Strategic Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Operation Arc Light
 Colleges Attended 
New Mexico State University
  1961-1965, New Mexico State University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
  1968-1969, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
This crew was one of those from Fairchild AFB, Washington on TDY with the 4133rd Bomb Wing Provisional.

On 10 May 1969, B-52D (#56-0593) belonging to the 509th Bomb Wing crashed in the Pacific Ocean shortly after take-off from Andersen AFB, Guam. (325th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Wing)

Notes: 509th Bomb Wing, Andersen AFB, Guam attached to 4133rd Bomb Wing (Provisional) a
B-52D (# 56-0593). Crashed on take off from Andersen AFB, Guam (according to Ejection History site). part of "Operation Arc Light".

Capt Larry Ivan Broadhead (pilot)
1st/Lt Maurice Edward "Ed" Lundy (co-pilot)
Capt James L Sipes (navigator/AC commander)
Capt Russell L Platt  (radar/navigator)
1st/Lt Thomas R McCormick  (EWO)
M/Sgt Harold B Deel  (air gunner)


Original links and notes lost.
Copyright Inc 2003-2011