George Charles PetersStaff Sergeant
773RD TAC ALFT SQD, 463RD TAW, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
03 February 1942 - 23 June 1969
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The database page for George Charles Peters
I never got the chance to know you, but you are never far you are always in my thoughts. Also I tell my 2 boys what I know about you and always show them a picture of you. Please watch over us as I know you are.
I love you, daddy.
Love from a very proud daughter,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 23 June 1969 a C-130 (tail number 61-0965) of the 773rd Tactical Airlift Squadron from Tan Son Nhut was conducting a resupply flight to the Special Forces base at Katum. While flying at 3000 feet it was hit in the port wing area by radar-controlled quad .50 caliber antiaircraft gunfire. The hits caused a fire and engine failure, and the C-130 spun into the ground. There were no survivors of the crash. The bodies of four crewmen were recovered shortly afterwards, but the other two men were not repatriated until 1994. The crew consisted of
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/10/2009