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Thomas Adachi

The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.

Thomas Y. Adachi
Rank: Master Sergeant
Service Number: 569665481
Date Missing: 04/22/1970
Unit: 16th Special Operations Squadron
Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place: No

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Recoverability Status: Remains Recovered
Next Steps: Master Sergeant Adachi was a member of the 16th Special Operations Squadron, Ubon Air Base, Thailand. On April 22, 1970, he was the gunner of a Lockheed Attack Aircraft Gunship II (AC-130A "Spectre") on a commando hunt mission over the Ho Chi Minh trail in southern Laos. During its fourth strike his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and began burning. He parachuted to the ground and was declared missing. His remains were recovered on November 15, 1993 and identified on September 1, 1995. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. **
Date Recovered: 11/15/1993
Date Identified: 9/1/1995

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