Warren L Long

United States Air Force
09 November 1932 - 08 March 1969
Ona, Florida
Panel 30W Line 101


USAF Pilot

Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, and Vietnam Campaign medals
Warren L. Long MAJ, USAF

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25 Jan 2001

I am the oldest daughter of Major Warren L. Long. I am attempting to locate persons who served with him.

He was stationed at Elmendorf from 59-63, Pope from 63-65, Langley from 65-68 when he was sent to Vietnam. He was killed in Taiwan in a C-130 crash with 12 men near the end of the runway. He was the copilot on this mission.

He was buried in his home town of Wauchula, FL, leaving his widow Marian and three children. I am attempting to gather info from those who served with him for his four grandchildren who never knew him.

Thank you for your assistance.

Cindy Long

31 July 2002

With deepest respect and understanding.
I'm positive my father was proud to have served with your father.

Wendy Pizzino McPherson
daughter of Eugene Pizzino, fellow crash victim.

09 May 2007

I knew Huey Long when we served together at Pope AFB, NC 1964-65. He was one of the Stan/Eval pilots and everyone knew him. He led the formation that dropped paratroops to rescue hostages held by Simba Rebels in the Congo in Thanksgiving Week, 1964. I was shocked when I heard that he had been killed.

Sam McGowan

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On 08 Mar 1969 a C-130E (tail number 640545) of the 50th Tactical Airlift Squadron returning from South Vietnam crashed landed short at CCK Air Base, Taiwan, in below minimum weather conditions. Twelve men died as a result of the crash:
  • Col Ralph Cone
  • LCol Paul Garrett
  • Maj William L Griffin
  • Maj Warren Long
  • Maj Raymond Tacke
  • MSgt William Terry
  • TSgt John Israel
  • SSgt Barry Murtaugh
  • SSgt Gordon Wheeler
  • SSgt Robert L Wilson
  • Sgt Eugene Pizzino
  • Sgt Alan Martin

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 25 Jan 2001
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