MILIKIN, RICHARD M. III
Name: Richard M. Milikin III Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O2 Unit: 16th Tactical Recon Squadron, 460 Tactical Recon Wing, 7th Air Force Date of Birth: 28 January 1941 Home City of Record: MIAMI FL Date of Loss: 20 August 1966 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 174800 North 1061800 East Status (in 1973): Missing in Action Category: 2 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RF4C Missions: Other Personnel in Incident: pilot apparently rescued [see note below] Refno: 0435
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------------------------------- From - Tue Nov 16 14:35:02 1999 From: ken molly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For your info, I believe that the other crew member involved in Milikin's incident was Edwin Tiffany Hawks, aka "Tiff" Hawks. As I understand it, the aircraft (an RF4C), took a direct hit from ground fire during a nite photo (Dropping flares) run. The explosion from the ground fire may have incapacitated Milikin, who was in the rear seat. Hawks ejected and evaded the enemy until he was picked up by a rescue helicopter that or the next day.