Derrickson, Thomas Gardner, II, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115R-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1979, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1959 - 1967
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1936
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Derrickson, Thomas Gardner, II, Lt Col.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Altos, California
Last Address
Cam Ranh AB, RVN

Casualty Date
Oct 12, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
United States Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
27E 097

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 Military Association Memberships
Association of Graduates USAFAVietnam Veterans Memorial
  2010, Association of Graduates USAFA
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 1960-1966, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
From Year
1960
To Year
1966
   
Personal Memories
Not Specified
   
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 T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird) Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications (T-33A)

General characteristics

* Crew: Two
* Length: 37 ft 9 in (11.2 m)
* Wingspan: 38 ft 10.5 in (11.5 m)
* Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.3 m)
* Empty weight: 8,300 lb (3,775 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 15,100 lb (6,865 kg)
* Powerplant: 1� Allison J33-A-35 centrifugal compressor turbojet, 5,400 lbf (23 kN)

Performance

* Maximum speed: 600 mph (970 km/h)
* Range: 1,275 miles ferry (2,050 km)
* Service ceiling 48,000 ft (14,600 m)

Armament

* (AT-33) 2x 0.50 in (12.7 mm) Browning M3 machine guns with 350 rounds per gun
* Up to 2,000 lb (907 kg) of ordnance on two underwing hardpoints. Weapons carried include bombs and rocket pods.

   
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Last Updated: Oct 12, 2015
   
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