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: Refno: 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.