Name: Marvin Nelson Lindsey
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
Unit:  20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
Date of Birth: 20 January 1929
Home City of Record: SPRINGHILL LA
Date of Loss: 29 June 1965
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 212000 North  1035500 East
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RF101C #0040
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0105

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



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Major Marvin Nelson Lindsey entered the U.S. Air Force from Louisiana and served in the 20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. On June 29, 1965, he took off in a single-seat RF-101C Voodoo (tail number 56-0040) as the leader in a flight of two on a photo reconnaissance mission over Son La, North Vietnam. Towards the end of Maj Lindsey's run over the target, his wingman saw the Voodoo take a direct hit from enemy fire and radioed to Maj Lindsey, advising him to eject. Major Lindsey's aircraft was then seen to roll left and lose a wing as an unidentified object separated from the cockpit area. The wingman entered a cloud, and when he emerged, Maj Lindsey and his aircraft could not be located. Search and rescue efforts detected no rescue beeper signals and found no sign that Maj Lindsey survived any possible crash, and enemy presence in the area prevented ground searches for any signs of wreckage or the missing pilot. Subsequent to the incident, the U.S. Air Force posthumously promoted Maj Lindsey to the rank of Colonel (Col). Today, Colonel Lindsey is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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