MOSES L ALVES
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HONORED ON PANEL 17W, LINE 65 OF THE WALL

MOSES LOPES ALVES

WALL NAME

MOSES L ALVES

PANEL / LINE

17W/65

DATE OF BIRTH

11/23/1934

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/11/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ELIZABETH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Union County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

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LEFT FOR MOSES LOPES ALVES
POSTED ON 4.12.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your wife was especially touching. As long as you are remembered you will never truly die.
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POSTED ON 11.23.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Major Moses Lopes Alves, Served with the 17th Special Operations Squadron, 14th Special Operations Wing, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 2.15.2019

Final Mission of MAJ Moses L. Alves

On October 11, 1969, a U.S. Air Force Fairchild AC-119G Shadow gunship was departing for a mission from Tan Son Nhat Air Base near Saigon when the left engine caught fire immediately after lifting off. The fully-laden airplane went into a sharp left turn and went down 500 yards to the left of the west runway in a rice paddy where it burst into flames. Six of the ten personnel aboard were killed in the crash. A Vietnamese civilian on the ground was also killed when the wreckage plowed into their home. The lost Americans included pilot MAJ Bernard R. Knapic, co-pilot CAPT John H. Hathaway, navigators MAJ Jerome J. Rice and MAJ Moses L. Alves, flight engineer SSGT Abraham Moore, and aerial photographer SSGT Ellsworth S. Bradford. The other four persons, which included two crew and two passengers, one a member of the Vietnamese Air Force, survived in good condition after being treated at the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and aviation-safety.net]
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POSTED ON 2.27.2018
POSTED BY: Dean Carter

Brave Pilot

Major Moses L. Alves(Service Years 1957 - 1969) was the navigator/SOS operator on Shadow 76, a AC-119G gunship. During take-off from Tan Son Nhut AB on 11 October 1969, the left engine caught fire, aircraft went into a steep descending left turn, hitting the ground and bursting into flames. Five of the eight man crew were killed and a photographer assigned to the 600th Photo Sq. Those who made the Ultimate Sacrifice:
Lt. Col. Bernard Knapic, Capt. John H. Hathaway,Major Moses L. Alves, Major Jerome J. Rice, SSgt. Abraham L. Moore, SSgt. Ellsworth Bradford INFO:https://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebAppcmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=79471
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POSTED ON 8.28.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR MAJOR ALVES,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A NAVIGATOR.
REST IN PEACE.
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