Name: William J. Mayhew
Rank/Branch: O3/United States Navy
Unit: VF 142 USS Constellation
Date of Birth: 23 June 1942
Home City of Record: Pughtown WV
Date of Loss: 17 August 1968
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 185900 North  1052700 E
Status (in 1973): Officially "720720 REMS REC - 730815 ID'D"
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4B, Tail #151404
Refno: 1252
Other Personnel in Incident: Markham Gartley, releasee

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.  2020

REMARKS: 720720 REMS REC - 730815 ID'D

NOTE: Numerous Government records show REMAINS RETURNED 07/72 - William
Mayhew returned alive March 14, 1973.

SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).
UPDATE - 09/95 by the P.O.W. NETWORK, Skidmore, MO

Lieutenant - United States Navy
Shot Down: August 17, 1968
Released: March 14, 1973

I was born June 23, 1942. I spent my entire childhood in a small town in
Northern West Virginia called Pughtown. In 1968 the town was renamed, New
Manchester. I attended Chester High School in Chester, West Virginia and
graduated in 1960. I then attended Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
and received my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

I entered the United States Navy in October 1964. I received my commission on
5 March 1965 at Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island. My first
duty station was at Commander Fleet Air in San Diego, California. In the fall
of 1966 I went to Pensacola, Florida to train as a Naval Flight Officer. I
received my wings in September 1967. I was assigned as a Radar Intercept
Officer in F-4B's and completed this training in April 1968. I was then
assigned to VF-142 at NAS Miramar, California. The squadron left for Vietnam
on 29 May 1968 on the aircraft carrier, USS Constellation.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their thoughts and
prayers and also those who helped my  family. It was a great source of
strength for me. Thanks so much from my family and me.

William Mayhew and his wife Amy reside in New Mexico.