WENDELL, JOHN HENRY JR.
RIP 10/24/2009

Name:  John Henry Wendell Jr.
Branch/Rank: UNITED STATES AIR FORCE/O3
Unit: 333 TFS
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: HOUSTON  TX
Date of Loss: 07-August-66
Country of Loss: NORTH VIETNAM
Loss Coordinates: 212500 North  1060400 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105D
Missions: 67
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0418

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.

REMARKS: 730304 RELEASED BY DRV

RET LTCOL/WIFE BEBE/LIVE TX

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John Henry Wendell Jr. (1935 - 2009)

John Henry Wendell Jr., 73, formerly of Fort Worth, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, transitioned peacefully Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, surrounded in love by his family.....
Published in Star-Telegram from October 26 to October 27, 2009

Fort Worth Star-Telegram 
October 26, 2209
John Henry Wendell Jr.


John Henry Wendell Jr.

http://dfw.star-telegram.com/obitsmanager/images/flag.jpgDALLAS -- ....A piece of shrapnel from a Soviet built SAM caused his aircraft to be enveloped in flames. His immediate capture was the prologue to a saga of 2,370 days of captivity by the North Vietnamese, where he survived stark conditions and unbridled cruelty. Ever the optimist, he viewed this period of his life as his single greatest learning experience, finding comfort in caring for his fellow prisoners of war......

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