KNIGHT, LARRY DALE

Name:  Larry Dale Knight
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O3
Unit:  12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
Date of Birth: 24 August 1939
Home City of Record: ALBANY OR
Date of Loss: 07 October 1966
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 165000 North  1075500 East
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RF4C
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno:

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:

CACCF/CRASH/PILOT/OFFSHORE MR1

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Defense POW/MIA Weekly Update
October 8, 1997

....Air Force Stealth pilot who crashed is son of MIA

Major Bryan Knight, U.S. Air Force, was flying an F-117A Nighthawk
stealth fighter that crashed September 14 while performing a fly-by
demonstration for an airshow near Baltimoe. Through his efforts, he was
able to avoid serious injury to persons on the ground. He successfully
ejected prior to the aircraft's crash. He suffered only minor injuries.

No further information available at this time.

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01/2020

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MAJ LARRY DALE KNIGHT

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On October 7, 1966, an RF-4C Phantom II (tail number 650885) with a crew of two departed Ton Son Nhut Air Base on a night reconnaissance mission in the vicinity of Hue, South Vietnam. The last known contact with the aircraft was with air controllers at Da Nang, while the RF-4C was still en route to its targets, which included military installations and ground forces near Hue. When the aircraft failed to return from its mission, a search and rescue (SAR) mission was launched but was aborted due to adverse weather conditions. A second SAR mission was conducted the following day, but no sign of the RF-4C or its crew was found. 

Major Larry Dale Knight, who joined the U.S. Air Force from Oregon, served with the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing. He was the pilot of this RF-4C when it disappeared and his remains have not been recovered. Today, Major Knight is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 

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