AUSTIN, CARL BENJAMIN
Name: Carl Benjamin Austin
Rank/Branch: United States Navy/O5/Pilot
Date of Birth: 13 September 1923
Home City of Record: Woodburn OR
Date of Loss: 02 December 1965
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 175658 North 1063100 East
Status (in 1973):Killed in Action/Body not recovered
Other Personnel in Incident:
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.
No further information available at this time.
On December 2, 1965, an F-4B Phantom II (bureau number 152220,
call sign "Linfield 412") with two crew members took off from
the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA 63) on a combat mission over North
Vietnam. During the flight, the Phantom’s formation flew through
a heavy overcast, and contact was lost with the aircraft after
it entered a cloud formation. A search was initiated and on the
next day, a large burned area in the aircraft's last known
location was found in the vicinity of (GC) 48Q XE 595 835, but
there was no sign of the missing crew.
Commander Carl Benjamin Austin, who joined the U.S. Navy from
Oregon, was a member of Fighter Squadron 114. He was the pilot
of the Phantom when it went missing on December 2, 1965, and he
was lost with the aircraft. Attempts to locate or identify his
remains have been unsuccessful. Today, Commander Austin is
memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National
Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
Based on all information available, DPAA assessed the
individual's case to be in the analytical category of Active
you are a family member of this serviceman, DPAA can provide you
with additional information and analysis of your case. Please
contact your casualty
Service member profile discrepancy? Please help us ensure the
accuracy of each profile by submitting
documentation about a service member profile.