RIP  07/20/2005

Name: Robert Norlan Daughtrey
Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/O3
Unit: 12th TFS
Date of Birth: 05 October 1933
Home City of Record: Del Rio TX
Date of Loss: 02 August 1965
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 194800 North  1054900 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105
Missions:  15 missions
Other Personnel in Incident: none

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.


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).

Major - United States Air Force, pilot
Shot down: August 2, 1965
Released: February 12, 1973

Robert Daughtrey returned home from North Vietnam to a cheering crowd and a
thrilled wife, Sandra, and three children Jim 13 Sharon, 12 and Wade  10.
About 200  school children and the 27th Cadet Squadron from the Air Force
Academy watched as he disembarked  from the plane  piloted by  General Albert
P. Clark Superintendent of the Academy. On his return he said "I am grateful
to those who worked so diligently so the POWs  were not forgotten."

As he stood with a brace on his right arm he said "I like the clothing styles,
but I haven't made up  my  mind about the long hair." Both his arms were
broken when he ejected from his crippled F-105 on August  2 1965. In less
than two months after his capture, the North  Vietnamese were using  his
picture for propaganda purposes around the world.

Major  Daughtrey  was a native of Del Rio Texas. He attended Texas  A & M,
but left after his sophomore year to earn  a commission in the Air Force.
Since there is question whether he will be able to fly again. He hopes
to return to school to get his degree in mathematics.


Airman Magazine did an article on Maj Daughtrey in September 1999. The
article can be accessed at their website:


Robert Daughrey retired from the United States Air Force as a Lt. Colonel.
He had remarried and he and his wife Vickie resided in New Mexico until his
death on July 20, 2005 and her death 2 months later.


Date:    Sun, 7 Aug 2005 12:49:06 -0400
Subject: Final Flight - Norlan Daughtrey

Norlan Daughtrey was buried with special military honors at the  Santa Fe
National Cemetery. Memorial services were rendered in Albuquerque with noted
speakers from his pilot training class 55-Q,  BG James Womack (Ret) of the
NM Air Natl Guard years, Vietnam POW Congressman Sam Johnson and BG William
Strand (Ret). There were many veteran's and friends in attendance.   The New
Mexico Air National Guard (F-16's) made an impressive Missing Man  Formation
Fly-By at the burial ceremony.  What follows is an article from  the
Albuquerque Journal regarding the fly-by over the cemetery near Santa Fe,
New Mexico.

John Revak


Albuquerque Journal, July 31, 2005
By Laura Banish

Santa Fe -- ...  Four F-16 fighter jets made a special fly-by over Santa Fe
National Cemetery on Friday, performing the "missing man formation" to honor
veteran pilot and prisoner of  war Robert Norlan Daughtrey.  ....


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