Gerald Francis Ayres Missing in Action Vietnam June 18, 1972

Gerald Francis Ayres


Unit: 16th Special Operations Squadron 

Date of Birth: 23-Feb-37
Date of Death: 18-Jun-72
City: New Castle
State: DE

Notes: Major Ayres was a member of the 16th Special Operations Squadron, Ubon, Thailand. On June 18, 1972, he was a crew member of a Spectre Attack Aircraft Gunship II (AC-130C) on a mission near the A Shau Valley, South Vietnam. During the mission the aircraft was hit by a surface to air missile and crashed near the border of Laos. His remains were recovered on October 5, 1993. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For more information see:

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