Rader, Frederick Merchant, III, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing
Service Years
1967 - 1970
First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Westport, CT
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut AB

Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1970
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Khanh Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06W 087

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 Unit Assignments
19th Airlift Squadron315th Tactical Airlift Wing
  1970-1970, 1115A, 19th Airlift Squadron
  1970-1970, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  1970-1970, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. Frederick Rader was a pilot out of Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN. 

He was flying a Fairchild C-123K Provider (tail number 55-4574) call sign "Bookie 102" that was en route to Nha Trang AB from Tan Son Nhut AB when it struck trees on a ridge at an elevation of 4600 feet, some 500 feet below the top. It crashed at 1330 in the hills west of Cam Ranh Bay, 25 km (15.6 mls) SW of Nha Trang AB in poor weather.

The wreckage was found nine days after the accident. 79 people were killed in the crash.

1st Lt. Rader was interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Sec: 37, Site: 59.


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