Stanley, Robert William, Capt

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Primary Unit
1966-1967, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1964 - 1967

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Cam Ranh Bay AB

Casualty Date
Apr 01, 1967
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Nam
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Willamette National Cemetery - Portland, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
17E 088

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
557th Tactical Fighter Squadron12th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1966-1967, 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1967, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1966-1967, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"On 1 April 1967 Major George Henry Jourdenais and his backseater, 1st Lt. Robert W. Stanley, Code Name: Sharkbait 51 (F-4C 64-8746), and two other F-4C fighters (Sharkbait 52 and 53) were assigned a mission to attack a suspected munitions depot in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. After reaching the target area the Forward Air Controller (FAC) fired smoke flares at the intended target and Sharkbait 52 & 53 followed 51 in toward the target, dropping their ordnance and preparing for a second strike.

Apparently there were several secondary explosions after the first strike. The FAC undated the group before they made their second dive, but because of the smoke and debris, Sharkbait 51 couldn't initially see the target. Eventually, however, he spotted the target through the debris and dove onto the target - but he never came out of the dive, killing him and the backseater."

Crash site discovered at Tam Ky, Thang Binhn, Thon Tam Hamlet, #4; Quang Nam Province, Danang, South Vietnam
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