Platt, Russell Lowell, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1525D-Navigator-Bombardier
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 1525D, 4133rd Strategic Wing
Service Years
1965 - 1969
Officer Collar Insignia
Captain

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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Las Cruces
Last Address
Andersen AFB, Guam

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

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

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 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".

Crew:
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)

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