KLEMM, DONALD MARTIN
Name: Donald Martin Klemm
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
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
Other Personnel in Incident:
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].
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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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