Stieferman, Curtis Edward, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43171A-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 315th Air Commando Wing
Service Years
1962 - 1967
Staff Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Antonio
Last Address
Phan Rang AB

Casualty Date
Nov 04, 1967
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Gia Dinh
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Rosewood Cemetery - Cotuit, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
29E 022

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 Unit Assignments
310th Air Commando Squadron, Troop Carrier315th Air Commando Wing
  1967-1967, 43171A, 310th Air Commando Squadron, Troop Carrier
  1967-1967, 315th Air Commando Wing
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  1967-1967 Vietnam War
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C-123 Provider  
  1966-1967, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 On 25 October a C-123K (tail number 54-0667) from the 310th Air Commando Sqdn, Phan Rang Air Base, was conducting a routine "round-robin" administrative flight, with Tan Son Nhut Air Base as its last stop before the return leg to Phan Rang. As the aircraft taxied out for take-off, the pilot noted massive thunderstorms in the area, decided to abort the flight, and was cleared to back-taxi down the active runway in order to return to parking ramp. At the same time, Major Britt in F-105D tail number 59-1737 was cleared to land. The tower personnel realized their error and directed the C-123K to clear the active runway immediately, but before the C-123 pilot could do so Major Britt landed - and struck the C-123's left wing and fuselage. The C-123 promptly burst into flames, while the burning F-105 tumbled down the runway. Major Britt did not eject from his aircraft and died in the crash. Although all four crewmen on the C-123 suffered burns they escaped the aircraft alive. At least one, >>>> SSgt Curtis E. Stieferman, was evacuated to Brooke Army Hospital in San Antonio, where he died on 04 Nov 1967. He is buried in Rosswood Cemetery, Cotuit, Massachusetts. ---------
Arrived in-country Vietnam 26 Apr 67
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