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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 1953-1968, B-29 Superfortress
From Year
1953
To Year
1968
   
Personal Memories
Not Specified
   
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Aircraft/Missile Information
Model Boeing B-29A Superfortress
Length 99.02 ft | 30.18 m
Width 142.26 ft | 43.36 m
Height 29.56 ft | 9.01 m
Engine(s) 4 x Wright R-3350-57 radial piston engines generating 2,200hp.
Empty Weight 71,361 lbs | 32,369 kg
MTOW 141,102 lbs | 64,003 kg
Max Speed 358 mph | 576 km/h | 311 kts
Max Range 4,100 miles | 6,598 km
Ceiling 31,808 ft | 9,695 m | 6.0 miles
Climb Rate 526.3 ft/min (160.4 m/min)
Hardpoints 0
Armament 4 x 12.7mm machine guns in electrically-operated dorsal turret
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in electrically-operated under-nose turret
2 x 12.7mm machine guns electrically-operated turret over rear fuselage.
2 x 12.7mm machine guns electrically-operated turret under rear fuselage
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in tail gun position
1 x 20mm cannon in tail gun position

6,000lbs or internal ordnance.
Accommodations 10
Operators the United States of America

   
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Last Updated: Aug 4, 2009
   
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