KLEMM, DONALD MARTIN

Name: Donald Martin Klemm
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
Unit:  389th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Date of Birth: 07 January 1930
Home City of Record: YOUNGSTOWN OH
Date of Loss: 11 June 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 212600 North  1061800 East
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4C
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
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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

REMARKS: [previously QUOTED  "REMARKS" from the alpha/chrono listings
provided by DPMO in the 70's and 80's were asked to be removed by DPMO on
April 18, 2005].

CACCF/CRASH/PILOT

No further information available at this time.

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COL DONALD MARTIN KLEMM

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On June 11, 1967, an F-4C Phantom II (tail number 63-7706, call sign "Oakland 3") carrying two crew members served as the number two aircraft in a flight of four on an escort mission over North Vietnam. In the vicinity of (GC) 48Q XJ 433 687, "Oakland 3" and another aircraft from another mission collided in mid-air. Two parachutes were observed in the area, but they were thought to belong to the crew members of the other aircraft, who both survived the incident, were captured, and returned to U.S. custody following the war. The crew of "Oakland 3" was not heard from again, and it is believed they died in the crash. Searches for both crew members were unsuccessful. 

Major Donald Martin Klemm, who joined the U.S. Air Force from Ohio, served with the 389th Tactical Fighter Squadron. He was the aircraft commander of "Oakland 3" when it was lost, and his remains were not recovered. After the incident, the Air Force promoted Maj Klemm to the rank of Colonel (Col). Today, Colonel Klemm is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 

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