LINDSEY, MARVIN NELSON
Name: Marvin Nelson Lindsey
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
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
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RF101C #0040
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
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COL MARVIN NELSON LINDSEY
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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