Veterans' Memorial Project

Maurice Albert Shaff Jr.

Urbana, IL

Vietnam War

College: Engineering

Graduation Year: Attended 1946-1950

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Major

Date of Birth: 07/15/1928

Date of Death: 06/17/1967

Affiliations: American Society of Agricultural Engineering

Major Shaff, a 16 year Air Force veteran, died in the crash of a military transport on which he was a passenger shortly after takeoff from an airstrip in the Binh Dinh area of South Vietnam. As a pilot, he had compiled more than 3,600 hours of flying time. Major Shaff had been in Vietnam only 10 days at the time of the accident.

– taken from Alumni Association archives

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