HUGGINS, BOBBY GENE

REMAINS RETURNED 11/03/97

Name: Bobby Gene Huggins
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
Unit:
Date of Birth: 17 December 1934
Home City of Record: TROY AL
Date of Loss: 04 June 1970
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 120558 North  1070400 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 3
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RF4C #0385
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 1628

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/AIRCREW/PHUOC LONG

REMAINS RETURNED 11/03/97

No further information available at this time.

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On September 26, 1997, the Joint Task Force–Full Accounting (JFA-FA) identified the remains of Major Bobby Gene Huggins, missing from the Vietnam War.
 
Major Huggins entered the U.S. Air Force from Alabama and was a member of the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. On June 4, 1970, he piloted an RF-4C Phantom II (tail number 66-0385, call sign "Strobe 11") carrying one other crew member on a night photo-reconnaissance mission over Song Be Province, South Vietnam. The aircraft crashed during the mission for unknown reasons, and Maj Huggins was killed in the crash. The wreckage landed near the village of Dak O, but Maj Huggins' remains could not be recovered at the time due to enemy presence in the area. In 1995, a joint U.S./Vietnamese team visited the crash site and recovered aircraft wreckage, personal artifacts, and human remains. Major Huggins was eventually identified among the remains recovered. 

Major Huggins is memorialized on Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 

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