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NameAyres, Timothy R.
BranchU.S. Air Force
Current StatusRetired
SquadronCS 07
Home TownHouston
Home StateTX
High SchoolBellaire High School, Bellaire, TX.
High School ActivitiesFootball, Baseball, Natl Honor Society
Post High SchoolAir Force Reserve, A/2C 1963-64
Academy ExperiencesSki Club, Class Comm, Sq Cmdr, Supt's List(1), Dean's List(1), Comm's List(7)
Academic Degree MajorBS-Basic Science USAFA 1968¶SOS(C)
Active Duty Assignments Before CapturePlt Tng, Moody AFB, GA, Plt O-2A,FAC 201 TTASq Quang Ngai AB, RVN, Plt F-4E 4535TFSq, George AFB, CA, PLt F-4E 25TFSq,Ubon AB, Thai
Capture ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationFirst SEA tour 1969-1970¶Second SEA Tour Commenced on 28 Aug, 1971
Capture Missionon 3 May, 1972, Ayres F-4E was struck by hostile fire over North Vietnam, Crew members both ejected and contatact was made on the ground which abruptly lost. Rescue was not attempted due to heavy enemy infiltration
MIA Information and DatesRepotrd as MIA on 3 May, 1972 until 12 Dec, 1972
Capture Date
POW Locations and Datesvarious locations in and around Hanoi NVN
Release Date3/28/1973
Rank at CaptureCapt
Rank at ReleaseCapt
Military and Civilian Jobs after ReleasePlt F-4E,59th TFSq Eglin AFB, FL, Plt F-4JVF-121,Miramar NavSta, CA, Plt Cont Airlines,Houston,TX, Plt PeoplesExpress Airlines, Newark,NJ, Plt Southwest Airlines Houston/Dallas, TX,
Burial SiteN/A
Aeronautical Speciality RatingCommand Pilot
Notable Military & Civilian Decorations & AwardsDFC(4),BS(2),PH, AM(23)
CommentsResigned Captain (O-3) 28 May, 1978, Retired Reserve LtCol (O-5) 30 June, 1995
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