WHITTEKER, RICHARD LEE
Name: Richard Lee Whitteker
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O3
Unit:
Date of Birth: 07 February 1939
Home City of Record: EASTON PA
Date of Loss: 27 March  1968
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 171954 North  1061214 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4D
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Badley, James
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.
REMARKS:
CACCF/CRASH/PILOT/6 YRS UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
No further information available at this time.
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03/04/02
Richard "Red" Whitteker's bio doesn't include the name of his backseater,
James L. Badley.  Badley traded into the trip with Whitteker and this story
is documented in a book about James Badley called "Angels Unknown."
Website:  www.AngelsUnknown.net
Lynda Twyman Paffrath
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Library of Congress Files:
North Vietnam, pre-1975: NARRATIVE, MAPS, DETAILED REPORT OF INVESTIGATION,
BIOGRAPHIC/SITE REPORT, JCRC ACTIVITY SUMMARY
Country: North Vietnam, pre-1975
Name: RICHARD L. WHITTEKER
Subjects: BAN KATOI; BO TRACH PROVINCE; QUANG BINH PROVINCE; Aircraft
downed; Missing
Reel: 245
Page: 1-6
Type of Document: Miscellaneous
Date of Report: 00 00 00
Date of Information: 68 03 27
Originator: JCRC
Category: Casualty files




North Vietnam, pre-1975: Biographic/site report update case 1105
Country: North Vietnam, pre-1975
Name: Badley, J.L.
Subjects: Quang Binh; Crash site
Comments: VNOSMP turned over set of 33 documents to DET-2 including
unilateral investigation report, case 1105 detailing 14 Oct 97 investigation
in Hanoi of personal effects possibly related to case as requested by US. 3
individuals provided info possibly associated with case. JTFFA analysis of
report determined VNOSMP fulfilled 2 of 3 requirements and identified leads
for further investigation and excavation. Witnesses suggested previous
excavation of crash site in area of aircraft fuselage, not cockpit where
personal effects previously found.
Reel: 472
Reference Number: 1105-0-01
Page: 353-57
Type of Document: Miscellaneous
Date of Report: 98 08 04
Date of Information: 97 11 29
Originator: JTFFA
Category: MISC PW FILES

North Vietnam, pre-1975: NARRATIVE, MAPS, DETAILED REPORT OF INVESTIGATION,
BIOGRAPHIC/SITE REPORT, JCRC ACTIVITY SUMMARY
Country: North Vietnam, pre-1975
Name: RICHARD L. WHITTEKER
Subjects: BAN KATOI; BO TRACH PROVINCE; QUANG BINH PROVINCE; Aircraft
downed; Missing
Reel: 245
Page: 1-6
Type of Document: Miscellaneous
Date of Report: 00 00 00
Date of Information: 68 03 27
Originator: JCRC
Category: Casualty files