FISHER, KENNETH


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Name: Kenneth Fisher
Rank/Branch: O3/United States Air Force, pilot
Unit: 390th TFS
Date of Birth: 10 December 1936
Home City of Record: Bronx NY
Date of Loss: 07 November 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 174500 North  1062500 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4C
Missions: 59
Other Personnel in Incident: Leon Ellis, returnee

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. 2023

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Synopsis:  
It all began about 4:30 in the afternoon on November 7, 1967 when Fisher and
Ellis rolled in on an active flak site about 30 miles north of Dong Hoi. It
was their first mission together, although both had more than 50 missions
under their belt. The aircraft was hit immediately after bomb release, and
it exploded into three pieces. Ellis ejected a few seconds later and had an
exciting but gentle parachute letdown to the ground. The North Vietnamese
were all around and both were captured after having time only for Ellis to
make a short transmission on the survival radio.

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Kenneth Fisher retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He and
Maggie live in Florida.
                           
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http://tbo.com/list/military-news/altman-destin-mail-carrier-has-bracelet-of-ex-pow-in-westchase-20140324/

Altman: Destin mail carrier has bracelet of ex-POW in Westchase

By Howard Altman | Tribune Staff 
Published:
 
When Paul Wright was 11, his uncle gave him a gift — a bracelet with the name of an
American prisoner of war. It was one of thousands made to show support for
the POWs
of the Vietnam War
.

“My uncle was selling these bracelets for the vets, to help the POWs,” says Wright.
“He let us pick them out of a bag, me and my buddies.”

Wright pulled out a bracelet with the name of Air Force Col. Ken Fisher.

Now, four decades later, Wright, a mail carrier from Destin, wants to return that gift.....



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