lockheed ac-130a hercules spectre gunship (55-0044)

LOCKHEED AC-130A HERCULES SPECTRE GUNSHIP (REGISTRATION: 55-0044)
Eastern Approaches
By Fitzroy MaClean
LOCKHEED AC-130A HERCULES SPECTRE GUNSHIP (REGISTRATION: 55-0044)
The Lockheed AC-130A Spectre gunship operated on a truck hunting mission over the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It was struck by one of three SA-2 surface to air missiles fired at the aircraft.

14 fatalities
  1. AIR COMMANDO 2 Todd, William Anthony

    SURNAME Todd FORENAME William Anthony UNIT 16 Special Operations Squadron (8 Tactical Fighter Wing) RANK Airman First Class NUMBER 075425643 DATE OF DEATH 29th March 1972 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia Section 60 Site 9553 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  2. AIR COMMANDO 2 Simmons, Robert Eugene

    SURNAME Simmons FORENAME Robert Eugene (Skeeter) UNIT 16 Special Operations Squadron (8 Tactical Fighter Wing) RANK Airman First Class NUMBER 082420975 DATE OF DEATH 29th March 1972 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from De...
  3. AIR COMMANDO 2 Smith, Edward Dewilton,Jr

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME Edward Dewilton,Jr UNIT 16 Special Operations Squadron (8 Tactical Fighter Wing) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 103367062 DATE OF DEATH 29th March 1972 AGE 27 GRAVESITE Conquest Village Cemetery,Conquest,Cayuga County,New York ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from...
  4. AIR COMMANDO 2 Pearce, Edwin Jack

    SURNAME Pearce FORENAME Edwin Jack UNIT 16 Special Operations Squadron (8 Tactical Fighter Wing) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 192387175 DATE OF DEATH 29th March 1972 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Milford Cemetery,Milford Pike,Pike County,Pennsylvania ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from...
  5. AIR COMMANDO 2 Paulson, Merlyn Leroy

    SURNAME Paulson FORENAME Merlyn Leroy UNIT 16 Special Operations Squadron (8 Tactical Fighter Wing) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 502308149 DATE OF DEATH 29th March 1972 AGE 35 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia Section 59 Site 622 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from...
  6. AIR COMMANDO 2 Caniford, James Kenneth

    SURNAME Caniford FORENAME James Kenneth UNIT 16 Special Operations Squadron (8 T.F. Wing) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 212509507 DATE OF DEATH 29th March 1972 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia Section 60 Site 10 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from...
  7. AIR COMMANDO 2 Young, Barclay Bingham

    SURNAME Young FORENAME Barclay Bingham UNIT 16 Special Operations Squadron (8 Tactical Fighter Wing) RANK Captain NUMBER 012301512 DATE OF DEATH 29th March 1972 AGE 33 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia Section 64 Site 2868 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Fort...
  8. AIR COMMANDO 2 Halpin, Richard Conroy (Dick)

    SURNAME Halpin FORENAME Richard Conroy (Dick) UNIT 16 Special Operations Squadron (8 Tactical Fighter Wing) RANK Captain NUMBER 553728842 DATE OF DEATH 29th March 1972 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Ascension Cemetery,Lake Forest,Orange County,California Section AA Tier 35 ADDITIONAL...
  9. AIR COMMANDO 2 Castillo, Richard

    SURNAME Castillo FORENAME Richard UNIT 16 Special Operations Squadron (8 T.F. Wing) RANK Captain NUMBER 463480118 DATE OF DEATH 29th March 1972 AGE 33 GRAVESITE Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery,San Antonio,Texas Section AI Site 613 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Corpus...
  10. AIR COMMANDO 2 Stephenson, Howard David

    SURNAME Stephenson FORENAME Howard David UNIT 16 Special Operations Squadron (8 Tactical Fighter Wing) RANK Major NUMBER 030322764 DATE OF DEATH 29th March 1972 AGE 34 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia (group burial) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from...
  11. AIR COMMANDO 2 Wanzel, Charles Joseph III (Chuck)

    SURNAME Wanzel FORENAME Charles Joseph III (Chuck) UNIT 16 Special Operations Squadron (8 Tactical Fighter Wing) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 120389292 DATE OF DEATH 29th March 1972 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia Section 60 Site 9553 ADDITIONAL...
  12. AIR COMMANDO 2 Miller, Curtis Daniel (Dan)

    SURNAME Miller FORENAME Curtis Daniel (Dan) UNIT 16 Special Operations Squadron (8 Tactical Fighter Wing) RANK Major NUMBER 466725405 DATE OF DEATH 29th March 1972 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery,Dallas,Dallas County,Texas Section 76 Site 1658J...
  13. AIR COMMANDO 2 Ramsower, Irving Burns II

    SURNAME Ramsower FORENAME Irving Burns II UNIT 16 Special Operations Squadron (8 Tactical Fighter Wing) RANK Major NUMBER 453504023 DATE OF DEATH 29th March 1972 AGE 36 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia Section 60 Site 7524 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from...
  14. AIR COMMANDO 2 Brauner, Henry Paul

    SURNAME Brauner FORENAME Henry Paul UNIT 16 Special Operations Squadron (8 T.F. Wing) RANK Major NUMBER 154281691 DATE OF DEATH 29th March 1972 AGE 36 GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Franklin Park,New Jersey born 26.1.1936 husband of Mrs Brauner (nee Waldmann)...
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