Scott, Gayland Omer, Capt

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Last Rank
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 6250th Support Squadron
Service Years
1956 - 1968

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fairfield, IL
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut Air Base

Casualty Date
Oct 21, 1968
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
United States Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
40W 015

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 Unit Assignments
US Air Force21st Tactical Air Support Squadron
  1968-1968, 6250th Tactical Air Support Group
  1968-1968, 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1968-1968, 21st Tactical Air Support Squadron
  1968-1968, 6250th Combat Support Group
  1968-1968, 6250th Support Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War1
 Colleges Attended 
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUniversity of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  1956-1960, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1
  1965-1966, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1968-1968, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"From the Web Master:

Date: Oct 21, 1968
Aircraft: AC-47
Tail Number: 45-0934
Location: 30 miles south of Ban Me Thuot in Darlac Province, South Vietnam. The aircraft, which belonged to the 460th Tac Recon Wing at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, was enroute Hong Kong via Danang, carrying a load of R&R personnel. While enroute the pilot declared an emergency, stating that the port engine had failed and that the propeller would not feather. He requested and received vectors for an emergency landing at Ban Me Thout, but instead hit a mountainside at the 2300 foot level. Number of people onboard: 21 servicemen and 2 civilians (Seventeen men assigned to Det 1, 460th TRW.)"

To date it appears Captain Scott was serving as a navigator aboard the aircraft

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