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COL Thomas Gardner Derrickson II

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COL Thomas Gardner Derrickson II

Birth
Los Altos, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Death 12 Oct 1967 (aged 31)
Vietnam
Memorial Site* Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

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Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 138416810 · View Source
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Thomas Gardner Derrickson II
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force
557th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Entered the Service From: Los Altos, California
Date of Birth: March 10, 1936
Date of Death: October 12, 1967
Wars or Conflicts: Vietnam War
Memorialized: Courts of the Missing: Court A
Honolulu Memorial
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Lieutenant Colonel Derrickson was a member of the 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Can Ron Bay, Airbase, South Vietnam. On October 12, 1967, he was the pilot of a McDonnell Douglas Phantom II Fighter (F-4C) on an armed Reconnaissance mission about 15 miles south of Dong Hoi, Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam some 25 miles north of the demilitarized Zone.. As the plane dove on a target it received anti-aircraft fire and crashed. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial
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Thomas G. Derrickson II graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1959. He was promoted to the rank of Colonel during the period he was maintained missing.

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