Unckrich, William F., Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 315th Special Operations Wing
Service Years
1966 - 1969
Captain

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Galion
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut AB

Casualty Date
Oct 10, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fairview Cemetery - Galion, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
17W 065

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 Unit Assignments
19th Special Operations Squadron315th Special Operations Wing
  1968-1969, 19th Special Operations Squadron
  1969-1969, 315th Special Operations Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  1969-1969, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain Unckrich served with 19th Special Operations Squadron (Air Commando), 315th Special Operations Wing, 7th Air Force base at Tan Son Nhut AB. He was the pilot of a C-123 (#54-0642) that crashed on take off from Roc Ghia.   The Provider suddenly banked left and crashed. Suspected fuel starvation due to steep climb angle.
The location of his remains is unknown.


Crew lost:

Capt. William F. Unckrich
1Lt Charles F. Burrell
TSgt. Harry C. Shepard
SSgt. Lavoyn A. Jones
A1C Leland C. Johnson
   
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PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Galion, OH
Date of birth: 09/15/1943

MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Air Force
Grade at loss: O2
Rank: Captain
Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated
ID No: 286386075
MOS: 1115: Pilot
Length Service: 03
Unit: 19TH SPECIAL OPS SQDN, 315TH SPECIAL OPS WING, 7TH AF

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: ------
Incident Date: 10/10/1969
Casualty Date: 10/10/1969
Age at Loss: 26
Location: Kien Giang Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Pilot
Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land





 
   
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