Saxby, James Francis, 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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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Phan Rang AB

Casualty Date
Nov 29, 1970
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Ninh Thuan (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Bridget's Cemetery - East Bloomfield, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06W 092

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
310th Tactical Airlift Squadron315th Tactical Airlift Wing
  1970-1970, 310th Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1970-1970, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  2003-2003, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On a flight from Phan Rang to Cam Ranh Bay in poor weather, the C-123K (#54-0649), callsign "Bookie 540", crashed into high ground at 2700 ft. Thirty US Military/11 USAF personnel plus 10 ARVN troops were killed. Two ARVN survivors were found 5 days later walking toward a road. 

The crash site was located a week later on December 5th by U.S. Army Rangers and South Vietnamese Rangers. There were only two survivors,  Captain Vincent Fairbrother and Sgt Gary Aldredge. For some unknown reason they survived the crash, their injuries, and having no food or water for seven days.


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