Name: Notley Gwynn Maddox
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
Unit:  20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron.
Date of Birth: 10 November 1924
Home City of Record: ROCKFORD IL
Date of Loss: 20 May 1967
Country of Loss: 3
Loss Coordinates: North Vietnam
Status (in 1973): 211500 North  1062800 East
Category: Missing in Action
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RF101 #0120
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0701

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 and an interview with Gary Sherrill. 2020



No further information available at this time.


May 2004

Notely Maddox had a distinquished career as pilot.

He flew undergraduate pilot training (UPT) 51-H and B-25's from Hubbard.

Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS) at Woodey and Tyndell.

From 1953-1955 he was with 44G, FIS Ladd AFB.

55-58, 84 FIS Klamitar AFB

He attended AFIT and received his MBS.

He received his PhD in Geo Physics.

His RF-101 was hit after a BDA (bomb damage assessment) flight 5 miles outside Hanoi, May 20, 1967.

His family was told 30 years later that his chute and boots had been
recovered. He was fluent in Russian.

He is survived by 2 sons and a daughter.





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Major Notley Gwynn Maddox, who joined the U.S. Air Force from Illinois, served with the 20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. On May 20, 1967, he piloted a single-seat RF-101 Voodoo (tail number 56-0120) as the lead aircraft in a flight of two on a photographic reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam. As he passed over the target in Dong Nai Province, Maj Maddox radioed that his aircraft had been hit by enemy fire, but that it appeared to be flying without problems. He then reported his position and signed off, but nothing further was heard from him. The second aircraft in the flight exited the target area and returned to base, but Maj Maddox was not seen again. Attempts to locate him or his remains were unsuccessful. After the incident, the Air Force promoted Maj Maddox to the rank of Colonel. Today, Colonel Maddox is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 

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