Read, Charles H. W., Jr., Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115F-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
Service Years
1947 - 1968
Colonel

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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Miami
Last Address
Udorn RTAFB

Casualty Date
Aug 24, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
46W 007, Cemetery Unknown

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 Unit Assignments
497th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Night Owls8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
  1968-1968, 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Night Owls
  1968-1968, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1948-1952, United States Naval Academy1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1967-1968, F-4 Phantom
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Notes
  Aug 24, 2014, Other/Link(s)
  Jun 30, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 Colonel Read and his co-pilot 1st Lt. Melvin Ladwig were flying an F-4 (#66-869) from the 497th TFS at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand tasked with an armed reconnaissance mission in southern North Vietnam. After attacking a storage site some 17 miles northwest of Dong Hoi, the flight lead saw a large fireball on the ground and realized it was his wingman's aircraft. There was no evidence that either crewman had ejected before ground impact.

 
   
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