COLLINS, GUY FLETCHER

Name: Guy Fletcher Collins
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O5
Unit:
Date of Birth: 26 May 1928
Home City of Record: MIAMI FL
Date of Loss: 13 March 68
Country of Loss: LAOS
Loss Coordinates: 164428 North  1060817 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A1E #133888
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Joseph Byrne
Refno: 1084

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 and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.  2020

REMARKS:

CACCF CRASH/PILOT/18 YRS United States Air Force

No further information available at this time.

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LT COL GUY FLETCHER COLLINS

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On March 13, 1968, an A-1E Skyraider (tail number 52-133888, call sign "Hobo 11") with two crew members conducted a combat mission over enemy targets in Savannakhet Province, Laos. While attacking a ground target, it is believed that the aircraft was hit by automatic weapons fire. It crashed and burst into flames. No parachutes were observed before the plane hit the ground, and neither crew member was recovered following the crash.

Lieutenant Colonel Guy Fletcher Collins, who entered the U.S. Air Force from Florida, served with the 1st Air Commando Squadron, 56th Air Commando Wing, and was the pilot of this Skyraider at the time of its loss. He remains unaccounted for. Today, Lieutenant Colonel Collins is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Based on all information available, DPAA assessed the individual's case to be in the analytical category of Non-recoverable.

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