WOLFE, THOMAS HUBERT

Name: Thomas Hubert Wolfe
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O3
Unit:
Date of Birth: 04 March 1938
Home City of Record: MONETT MO
Date of Loss: 28 June 1966
Country of Loss: LAOS
Loss Coordinates: 171259 North 106757 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A26A
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: ANTHONY CAVALLI/CHARLES DUDLEY, KIA/BNR
Refno: 0376

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.

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04/09/2016
Wolfe's two daughters as well as his sisters are going public with their private grief: concerns that the U.S. Department of Defense POW/MIA ...
 
 

07/23/2016
"We received good news at the [Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency] weekend in Washington, D.C.," said Valarie Wolfe, daughter of Air Force Capt.
 
05/24/17
Thomas is one of 297 still officially listed as missing or unaccounted for in Laos by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency of the Department of ...
 
Last year, she initiated a campaign to compel the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to keep its promise to bring her father home. "I was nine ...

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02/2020

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CAPT THOMAS HUBERT WOLFE

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On June 28, 1966, an A-26 Invader (tail number 64-17650, call sign "Nimrod 34") with three crew members took part in a two-plane combat mission over Laos. While making its run over the target, the Invader was hit by ground fire, which caused the aircraft to crash. Witnesses from other aircraft on the mission reported seeing no parachutes emerge from "Nimrod 34" before it hit the ground and exploded. The aircraft’s crew was not seen or heard from again, and the enemy presence in the loss area prevented a ground investigation of the crash site.

Captain Thomas Hubert Wolfe, who joined the U.S. Air Force from Missouri, was a member of the 630th Combat Support Group and was on temporary duty with the 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron. He was the forward air controller aboard "Nimrod 34" when it went down on June 28, 1966, and was lost along with the aircraft. He remains unaccounted-for. Today, Captain Wolfe is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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