Name: Hubert Kelly Flesher
Rank/Branch: O4/United States Air Force, pilot
Unit: 480th TFS
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Clarksburg WV
Date of Loss: 02 December 1966
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 212000N 1055400E
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4C #0753
Incident No: 0534

Other Personnel in Incident: James Berger, Returnee

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK March 1997 from one or more of the
following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with
POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. 2023


On 2 December 1966, Flesher and Berger were number three in a flight of
four F4C's on Mig Caps just north of Thudridge. They swung wide to the right
of the rest of the flight with Mig 21 's on the right and a SAM (surface to
air missile) on the left. The aircraft was at 14,000 feet, 913 MACH air
speed, 100 left bank at SAM impact.  They immediately gained 500 feet in
altitude. They were hit at the aircraft's center of gravity. Both ejected
and were captured.

Since his retirement, Lt. Col "Buddy" Flesher manages a consulting firm on
the West coast. He and his wife travel extensively overseas.

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