SHINGAKI, TAMOTSU
RIP 02/25/2009

Name: Tamatsu Shingaki
Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/O4
Unit:
Date of Birth: 16 March 1939 Maui Hawaii
Home City of Record: Haiki HI
Date of Loss: 19 August 1972
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 2123300 North  1063100 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RF4C
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
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Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews. 2011.

REMARKS: 730329 RELEASED BY DRV

SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).

TAMOTSU SHINGAKI
Major - United States Air Force
Shot Down: August 19, 1972
Released: March 29, 1973
                     
I was born on 16 March 1939 on the Island of Maui in Hawaii. I enlisted in
the USAF in 1957 after I graduated from High School. Received my commission
in 1961 through the Aviation Cadet program at Harlingen AFB, Texas.

I have five brothers and five sisters. My mother lives on Maui in Hawaii. My
father died in 1961. Six members of my family have served in the Armed
Forces. There has been at least one of our family in the service since World
War II to the present time.


Tomatsu Shingaki retired from the United States Air Force as a Major. He
lived in California until his death FEBRUARY 25, 2009.

 

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