POLLACK, MELVIN


His birthday, 1973

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May 1998

 
May 2017

Name: Melvin Pollack
Rank/Branch: O2/United States Air Force
Unit: 480th TFS
Date of Birth: 09 March 1942
Home City of Record: Long Beach NY
Date of Loss: 06 July 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 214300 North  1060300 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4C
Missions: 78
Other Personnel in Incident: Kenneth Hughey

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. 2017

REMARKS: 730304 RELEASED BY DRV


SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).
UPDATE - 09/95 by the P.O.W. NETWORK, Skidmore, MO

MELVIN POLLACK
Captain - United States Air Force
Shot Down: July 6, 1967
Released: March 4, 1973
                      
Military service: Officer Training School from November 1964 to February
         1965. Pilot Training at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas from March
         1965 to March 1966.  F-4 Training at Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson,
         Arizona from May 1966 to November 1966. 480th TFS at Da Nang AB,
         South Vietnam from 1 January 1967 to 6 July 1967 when I was shot
         down. I was hit by flak 45 miles northeast of Hanoi.

Education: All early schooling in Long Beach, New York, graduating from Long
         Beach  High School in June 1959. Attended New York University,
         School of Commerce, receiving a BS in Economics in June 1964.

Future plans: I am planning on staying in the Air Force and currently I am a
         bachelor.

Message: I would like to thank everyone who did so much, not just for us,
         but also for our families, and to all those wonderful people who
         wore my bracelet-thank you so very much. I am happy and grateful to
         be home and may this kind of POW situation never arise again.

Melvin Pollack retired from the United States Air Force as a Lt. Colonel. He
 resides in Florida.


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