Gunster, David James, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115J-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1943 - 1968
Major

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ridgewood
Last Address
Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
George Washington Memorial Park - Paramus, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
59W 003

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 1968-1968, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)
From Year
1968
To Year
1968
   
Personal Memories
Not Specified
   
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 A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad) Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Model Douglas AD-1 Skyraider
Length 39.37 ft | 12.00 m
Width 50.00 ft | 15.24 m
Height 15.75 ft | 4.80 m
Engine(s) 1 x Wright R-3350-24W air-cooled radial engine generating 2,500hp.
Empty Weight 10,470 lbs | 4,749 kg
MTOW 18,029 lbs | 8,178 kg
Max Speed 321 mph | 517 km/h | 279 kts
Max Range 1,553 miles | 2,500 km
Ceiling 26,001 ft | 7,925 m | 4.9 miles
Climb Rate 2,300 ft/min (701.4 m/min)
Hardpoints 14
Armament 4 x 20mm Cannons
12 x Rockets

7,000 pounds of external ordnance including bombs and gun pods.
Accommodations 1



* AD-5 - Anti-Submarine Model of which 212 produced; two crew-seating in side-by-side configuration; widened fuselage.
* AD-6 - Improved AD-4B versions; improved low-level bombing capability; 713 produced.
* AD-7 - AD-6 version fitted with R-3350-26WB and reinforced substructure of which 73 were produced in total in this way.
* A-1E - AD-5 Redesignated from 1962 standard onwards.
* A-1H - AD-6 Redesignated from 1962 standard onwards.
* A-1J - AD-7 Redesignated from 1962 standard onwards.


   
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Last Updated: Aug 4, 2009
   
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