Smyly, Duncan Padgett, Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 510th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1957 - 1967
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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Bien Hoa AB

Casualty Date
Nov 19, 1967
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
30E 034

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Air Training Command3rd Tactical Fighter Wing510th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1960-1960, Air Training Command
  1967-1967, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing
  1967-1967, 510th Tactical Fighter Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1953-1957, United States Military Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-100 Super Sabre  
  1967-1967, F-100 Super Sabre
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Enemy retaliation against the 'Buzzards' caused a loss of one aircraft and its pilot, Captain Duncan P. Smyly. On November 11, 1967, Major Duncan P. Smyly and Lt. Kirk Brimmer were scrambled off the alert pad to support friendly troops in contact with the enemy. Captain Smyly was on a napalm pass when his aircraft was hit by enemy fire. His attempted ejection was unsuccessful."


F-100D Serial Number: 56-3040, shot down near Loc Ninh during a CAS Mission

Source: Hopka, Rich (Historian)
"Name: Duncan Padgett Smyly
Birth Date: 13 May 1934
Death Date: 19 Nov 1967
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Home City: Ruffin
Home State: South Carolina
Religion: Methodist (also Evangelical United Brethren)
Marital Status: Married
SSN/Service #: (Note: deleted for the purposes of this profile)
Death Date: 19 Nov 1967
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Casualty Type: Hostile-Killed
Casualty Reason: Aircraft Loss/Crash not at sea
Casualty Air: Fixed Wing Air Casualty-Pilot
Body Status: Body Recovered
Service Branch: Department of the Air Force
Component: Regular
Military Grade: Major
Pay Grade: Captain
Province: Military Region 3 - Binh Long
Length of Service: 10
Data Source (Original): Combat Area Casualties Current File"
Source: Vietnam War: U.S. Military Casualties, 1956-1998,

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Tour Start (Vietnam): 1967-01-18
Air Wing: 3rd TFW
Major Co: 7th AF
Squadron: 510th TFS
Years Service: 10
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