Name: Donald George Green
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O3
Date of Birth: 27 July 1932
Home City of Record: BALDWIN PARK CA
Date of Loss: 16 November 1965
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 204200 North  1072757 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105D #4332
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0191

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.  2020


CACCF/CRASH/PILOT/12 YRS United States Air Force

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Captain Donald George Green, who joined the U.S. Air Force from California, served with the 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron. On November 16, 1965, he piloted a single-seat F-105D Thunderchief (tail number 62-4332) on a combat mission over North Vietnam. As the flight left the target, Capt Green radioed that his aircraft had been hit by fragments of a surface to air missile, and that he was going to try to fly it to the Gulf of Tonkin and bail out near an Allied destroyer. Pilots in the flight informed Capt Green that his aircraft was on fire and suggested that he bail out as soon as possible. Although Capt Green managed to get the Thunderchief to the Gulf of Tonkin, it broke in half and disintegrated before he could bail out. His body could not be recovered. Today, Captain Green is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 

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