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LTC Karl Merritt Waldron, Jr
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1920
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1968, Vietnam

Assigned to the U.S. Air Force 14th Air Commando Squadron at Phan Rang Air Base, South Vietnam.

Lieutenant Colonel Waldron was the aircraft commander of USAF AC-47D "Spooky" gunship S/N 43-49859, which departed Phan Rang Air Base on a close air support mission on 14 FEB 1968. The aircraft was shot down just five miles south of the air base, killing all eight of the aircrew on board:

Lieutenant Colonel Karl Merritt Waldron, Jr., Minneapolis, MN

Captain Edward Beeding Quill Jr, San Francisco, CA

Captain Thomas Joseph Margle, New Philadelphia, PA

Staff Sergeant Warren Mitchell Dixon, Catlettsburg, KY

Staff Sergeant Robert Kiyoshi Kawamura, Santa Clara, CA

Staff Sergeant Roger Gail Lee, Hinton,OK

Sergeant James Harvey Bennett, Jr., Cynthiana, KY

Sergeant Brent John Tosh, Cocoa, FL
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Lieutenant Colonel Waldron's name appears on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial at Panel 39E - Row 55.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Dorothy Ann Layton Waldron (1924 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Site 1790-F
 
Maintained by: Rob
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Oct 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43555009
LTC Karl Merritt Waldron, Jr
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LTC Karl Merritt Waldron, Jr
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LTC Karl Merritt Waldron, Jr
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- M. Richards
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014
Rest in peace "Uncle Waldo"Thinking about you and the 487th FS
- CReading
 Added: Dec. 10, 2013

- Eddieb
 Added: Apr. 19, 2013
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