Max Emmanuel RosenFirst Lieutenant
361ST TAC ELECTRONIC WARFARE SQD, 460TH TRW, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
25 April 1943 - 08 October 1969
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The photo just above and following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987. The formal photograph is from the USAF Academy Association of Graduates.
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
A Note from The Virtual Wall1st Lt Rosen was the copilot on "Prong 33", an EC-47P (tail number 43-49100) which was on a radio direction finding mission out of Phu Cat Air Base. After returning to base to have an inoperable navigational instrument fixed, the aircraft launched into marginal weather. Upon arrival in its operating area, the pilot in command determined that the weather conditions were unsafe and turned back toward Phu Cat.
Prong 33 was given a radar-controlled approach to Phu Cat, but as the aircraft approached the airfield the crew reported an inverter fire and loss of directional and attitude instruments. Shortly after that call radio and radar contact with Prong 33 was lost.
Bad weather hampered search and rescue operations and the wreckage was not located until four days later, 12 October 1969. Six aircrewmen died in the crash:
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a native Philadelphian and Viet Vet,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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