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PersonID19650805
NameDaffron, Thomas Carl
BranchUSAF
RankCaptain
Graduation1965
KIA Date2/18/1970
SquadronCS 22
Home TownPinckneyville
Home StateIL
High SchoolPinckneyville Community HS, Pinckneyville, IL
High School ActivitiesFootball, Track, Basketball, Honor Student, Class Officer
Post High School
Academy ExperiencesSki, Hunting & Fishing Clubs
Academic Degree MajorBS - Engineering Management - USAFA
Active Duty AssignmentsPilot Training, Pilot F-4C
KIA ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationF-4C, 557th Tac Ftr Sq, 12 Tac Ftr Wg, Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN
Killed In Action MissionAcft hit by 37 MM flak, burst into flame and crashed 10 NM southwest of Ban Karai Pass, killing both crew members. The 179th and final F-4 lost in Southeast Asia
Next of KinCarol J. Daffron, Wife, James C. Daffron, Father, Rose F. Daffron, Mother
Burial SiteSunset Memorial Park, Du Quoin, IL 09/25/1999
MIA InformationMIA 02/18/1970 To 06/23/1975;
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPilot F-4C
Notable Decoration Awards4 AM, 1 BSM, 2 DFCs, 1 PH
CommentsRemains Recovered/Returned 1995, Identified 08/05/1999
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