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United States Navy VFA-154 / CVA-4

A-4C Skyhawk

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20th April 1965

 
Cdr. Phillip Neal Butler

 


                                                                                                     via Phil Butler

" . . . ejection on April 20, 1965 just north of Vinh. My Mk 81 bombs malfunctioned on a night bombing mission and blew me out of the sky. Fortunately my Rapec seat worked as advertised.

I was able to evade capture for 4 days but was finally tracked down with 2 very well trained German Shepherd dogs. Was a POW till 2-12-73."

 Phil Butler


via Phil Butler

Cdr. Phillip N. Butler USN  in 1981

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Cdr. Phillip Neal Butler