MAILHES, LAWRENCE SCOTT

 

Name: Lawrence Scott Mailhes
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O2
Unit: Attack Squadron 152 (VA-152), the “Fighting Aces”
Date of Birth: 16 December 1940
Home City of Record: HOT SPRINGS AR
Date of Loss: 10 August 1965
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates:  0 0
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A1H
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno:

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. 2018

REMARKS: LOST CONTACT OVER WATER - REMAINS NOT FOUND IN SEARCH

CACCF/CRASH/PILOT/3 YRS USN

No further information available at this time.

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02/10/18

LTJG Lawrence S. Mailhes was a U.S. Navy pilot assigned to Attack Squadron 152 (VA-152), the “Fighting Aces,”
aboard the USS Oriskany (CV-34). On August 10, 1965, LTJG Mailhes was the pilot of a Douglas A-1J Skyraider
(#142012), flying an Rescue Combat Air Patrol mission when it was lost over the Gulf of Tonkin, NVN. Mailhes was
last seen flying straight and level at 6500 feet altitude. Mailhes responded “Roger” to the radio call that the lead aircraft
was climbing for a rendezvous. After about two rendezvous turns, radio checks were initiated on all assigned frequencies,
but there was no response from Mailhes. An oil slick and debris were sighted about five minutes later. There were no
witnesses to the aircraft crash into the water. An extensive search resulted in the recovery of several items of debris, but
Mailhes was not located. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]

 
Submitted by William M. Killian