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Sgt Ronald Kazuo Miyazaki

Sgt Ronald Kazuo Miyazaki

Waipahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Death 31 Jan 1967 (aged 24)
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 100045235 · View Source
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In Loving Memory ... A1C Ronald Kazuo Miyazaki.
*** Airman First Class Miyazaki was a member of 12th Fighter Commando Squadron. On January 31, 1967, he was a crew member of a Fairchild Provider Cargo Aircraft (UC-123B) on a defoliation mission about 5 miles south-southwest of Sepone, Savannakhet Province, Laos when the aircraft was hit by hostile fire and crashed. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in your family and those who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!

Age: 24
Race: Mongolian
Date of Birth Jul 5, 1942
Marital Status: Married - Lois R. Miyazaki. Daughter, Paula K. Miyazaki and 2 Sons, Abraham R. and Anthony D. Miyazaki, all from Sacramento, CA. Parents: Father, Takeo Miyazaki, Born Sept. 24, 1909 in Hawaii and Died April 1978 in Waialua, Hawaii at the age of 69 yrs old and Mother, Tsuneko Miyazaki Born May 29, 1909 and Died Dec. 1983 in Waialua, Hawaii at the age of 74 yrs old .. Sister, Lorraine Catania. Paternal Grandparents, Grandfather, Tomokichi Miyazaki (FAG #71796833) and Grandmother, Chie(Chiye) Murashige Miyazaki (FAG #71796828) of Waialua, OA Co.,Hawaii.

***** Paula Gaston - Only Daughter
We're all grown up now and have families and children of our own but I still miss you and think of you everyday. I wish you were here on earth to watch your grandchildren grow and play. I wish you were here to hold my hand and be my 'Dad'. I was too young to remember you but I've heard such wonderful stories of the man you were here on earth that it only makes me miss you more. I will never forget you and I keep you alive in my home. My husband and children know you well and we all know we will see you one day in Heaven.
Looking forward to getting to know you,
Your Loving Daughter

***** ( Photo ) - Today, tomorrow and will never be forgotten
Lorraine Catania
He is my brother

** _ ** "United States Census, 1940"
Name: Takeo Miyazaki
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Tract 35, Waialua Judicial District, Representative District 5, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Marital Status: Married
Race: Japanese
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: Hawaii
Birth Year (Estimated): 1909
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Takeo Miyazaki M 31 Hawaii - Father
Wife Tsuneko Miyazaki F 30 Hawaii - Mother
Daughter Irene Emiko Miyazaki F 0 Hawaii - Sister
You are not born yet.. Until 1942.

A1C - E4 - Air Force - Regular
Length of service 4 years
His tour began on Jan 31, 1967
Casualty was on Jan 31, 1967

Body was not recovered
Panel 14E - Line 101

Other Personnel in Incident:Five men died in the crash:
Major Lloyd F. Walker, pilot;
Capt Howard L. Barden, navigator;
Captain Roy R. Kubley, copilot;
Captain Harvey Mulhauser, navigator; and
flight mechanic Airman 1st Class Ronald K. Miyazaki.
Their remains have not been repatriated.

On 31 January 1967, a 12th ACS UC-123B (tail number 54-0611) was assigned a defoliant mission near the town of Sepone in Savannakhet Province, Laos.

The aircraft had leveled off and begun spraying when it suddenly rolled inverted and crashed.

It was determined that hostile fire had struck and destroyed the propeller on one of the aircraft's two engines.

The sudden imbalance in engine thrust and the aircraft's low altitude combined to render the aircraft uncontrollable before ground impact.

Ronald K. Miyazaki was promoted to the rank of Sergeant prior to determination of death.


Gravesite Details Looking for hometown location of his Headstone.




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  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100045235
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Ronald Kazuo Miyazaki (5 Jul 1942–31 Jan 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100045235, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Eddieb (contributor 46600350) .