Atterberry, Edwin Lee, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1325F-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1969, POW North Vietnam
Service Years
1955 - 1969
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1934
 
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Home Town
Klondike/Dallas
Last Address
North Vietnam

Casualty Date
May 18, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Restland Memorial Park - Dallas, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24E 102

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MCDONNELL DOUGLAS RF-4C PHANTOM II
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In the early 1960s, the USAF recognized the need for more tactical reconnaissance aircraft to reinforce the RF-101s then in service. The USAF chose a modification of the F-4C fighter. The RF-4C development program began in 1962, and the first production aircraft made its initial flight on May 18, 1964. The Air Force officially accepted a total of 499 RF-4Cs.

The RF-4C can carry a variety of cameras in three different stations in its nose section. It could take photos at both high and low altitude, day or night. The RF-4C carried no offensive armament, although during the last few years of its service some were fitted with four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles for defense.

The 16th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron became the first operational unit to fly the RF-4C. In October 1965 that unit deployed to Southeast Asia to provide photographic reconnaissance of the growing conflict in South Vietnam. In the following years, RF-4Cs flew reconnaissance missions around the world, including Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Iraq in 1990-1991. The Air Force retired all of its RF-4Cs by 1985.

The RF-4C on display was delivered to the USAF on Sept. 9, 1965. It served in Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Europe, Cuba and the Middle East. During Desert Shield/Desert Storm, this aircraft flew a total of 172 missions, more than any other F-4 aircraft. When flown to the museum in May 1994, it had more than 7,300 hours of flying time.

   
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