F-104C (57-0914) ), 435 TFS at RTAFB Udorn on December 22, 1966.
Aircraft crashed in Thailand Jan 16 1967 due to engine failure.
The pilot safely ejected from the aircraft.
Image courtesy of Joseph W. Brown Jr.
435th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958. Inactivated on 8 Aug 1974.
8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 24 Jul 1966–8 Aug 1974.
Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, and Kung Kuan AB, Taiwan [split deployment], 12 Oct–20 Dec 1965; detachment operated at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 5 Jun–c. 23 Jul 1966); Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 24 Jul 1966; Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 2 Aug 1967–8 Aug 1974.
F–104, 1959–1967; F–4, 1967–1974.
Air defense in Southeast Asia, 12 Oct–20 Dec 1965. Combat in Southeast Asia, Jul 1966–15 Aug 1973.
HonorsVietnam: Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; TET 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.
Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 16 Dec 1966–2 Jan 1967; 1 Mar 1967–31 Mar 1968; 1 Jan–1 Apr 1971.
Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 24 Jul–[15 Dec] 1966; 1 Apr–30 Sep 1968; 1 Jan–31 Dec 1970; 1 Oct 1971–31 Mar 1972; 1 Apr–22 Oct 1972; 18 Dec 1972–15 Aug 1973.
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 27 May 1966–28 Jan 1973.
Tail Code: FO
Mig Kills: 6.5
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