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United States Air Force 613 TFS / 401 TFW

F-100D

55-2857

2nd March, 1965

Da Nang
1st Lt. Hayden James  Lockhart

 

Ist Lt. Hayden Lockhart had the dubious distinction of becoming the first USAF officer to be shot down and taken captive by the North Vietnamese on 2nd March, 1965.

"I was shot down 2 March 1965 while flying flak suppression on an
ammo dump in North Vietnam. I was released 12th February, 1973 and
reported to Travis AFB, California for Medical check."


 

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1st Lt. Hayden James Lockhart Jr.