Donald George GreenCaptain
469TH TFS, 6234TH TFW, KORAT RTAFB, 13TH AF
United States Air Force
27 July 1932 - 16 November 1965
Baldwin Park, CA
Panel 03E Line 066
The database page for Donald George Green
REMEMBERED ACROSS THE YEARS
To our father, and all the other fighter pilots who did not return,
your heroism, skill, dedication, and sacrifice will not be forgotten.
From his children,
Donna Green Lewis
Christine Green Easterling
I have Proudly possessed Captain Green's POW Bracelet since the mid-60's and will hold this item in the highest Memory and Honor to him for His Ultimate Sacrifice. God be with you, Captain.
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 355th Tactical Fighter Wing moved from McConnell AFB in Kansas to Takhli RTAFB in Thailand in early November 1965. One of its squadrons, the 469th TFS, was assigned to Korat RTAFB, closing on 15 November and flying its first combat sorties on 16 November.
One mission on 16 Nov consisted of a flight of F-105s conducting armed reconnaissance in northeastern North Vietnam, between Hanoi and the sea. Captain Green, in F-105D tail number 62-4332, was hit by fragments from a near-miss by an SA-2 Guideline missile detonation. He managed to fly his aircraft some 40 miles over water, hoping to make it to Danang or to eject near a US warship. Instead, he was killed when the aircraft crashed in the Gulf of Tonkin. His body was not recovered.
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
E-Mail may be forwarded via the
05 Oct 2001
Top of Page|
With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 12/15/2003