Adam, John Quincy, CMSgt

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Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
11450 -Load Master Technician
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11450 , 374th Tactical Airlift Wing
Service Years
1966 - 1968
Chief Master Sergeant

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bethel, Kansas
Last Address
Naha AB, Okinawa
Ubon RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
May 22, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
65E 006

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 1968-1968, C-130 Hercules
From Year
1968
To Year
1968
   
Personal Memories
The 374th Tactical Airlift Squadron maintained a detachment of C-130 aircraft at Ubon RTAFB for flare-dropping missions over the Ho Chi Minh Trail - the flares allowed tactical aircraft to identify and prosecute ground targets at night. The C-130s used the call sign "BLIND BAT".

On the night of 22 May 1968 a BLIND BAT aircraft, C-130 tail number 56-0477, failed to return from a mission over southern Laos. Although no trace of the crew was found by search-and-rescue teams, there was evidence the aircraft went down near Muang Nong, about 20 miles southwest of the A Shau Valley. On conclusion of the SAR effort the nine men aboard were classed as Missing in Action. They remained and were promoted in that status until the Secretary of the Air Force approved Presumptive Findings of Death for them. The nine men aboard the C-130 were (PFod dates are shown in parentheses):

41st Tac Alft Sqdn, 374th Tac Alft Wing
Col William H. Mason, Camden, AR (10/09/1980)
Major William T. Mc Phail, Chattanooga, TN (06/29/1978)
Major Thomas B. Mitchell, Littleton, CO (02/27/1975)
CMSgt Calvin C. Glover, Steubenville, OH (06/29/1978)
CMSgt Melvin D. Rash, Yorktown, VA (06/29/1978)
SMSgt John Q. Adam, Bethel, KS (06/21/1978)
SMSgt Gary Pate, Brooks, GA (01/09/1975)


23rd TASS, 504th Tac Air Spt Grp
LtCol Jerry L. Chambers, Muskogee, OK (08/12/1976)


374th Field Maint Sqdn, 374th Tac Alft Wing
CMSgt Thomas E. Knebel, Midway, AR (06/29/1978)
Their remains have not been repatriated.
   
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 C-130 Hercules Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
The C-130 series began as a 1951 requirement for a military transport with Short Take-Off and Landing capabilities. The series was born as the YC-130 and performed well in the latter part of 1954 with its Allison three-bladed turboprop engines. With successes encountered throughout the war in Vietnam and furthermore in peacetime, the C-130 Hercules spawned a plethora of variants that would include special forces insertion, arctic patrol, meteorological research, communications, close-support and modernized variants of the base transport.

Model Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Length 97.77 ft | 29.80 m
Width 132.55 ft | 40.40 m
Height 37.40 ft | 11.40 m
Engine(s) 4 x Allison T56-A-15LFE turboprop engines generating 4,508hp each.
Empty Weight 76,505 lbs | 34,702 kg
MTOW 175,003 lbs | 79,380 kg
Max Speed 386 mph | 621 km/h | 335 kts
Max Range 2,237 miles | 3,600 km
Ceiling 33,005 ft | 10,060 m | 6.3 miles
Climb Rate Not Available
Hardpoints 0
Armament None. Internal payload of up to 42,637lbs of supplies, personnel and vehicles.
Accommodations 4 + 92
Operators Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States of America among others (about 60 in all).

   
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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2008
   
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