Name: Douglas Milton Seeley
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O3
Date of Birth: 25 January 1943
Home City of Record: MARIETTA OH
Date of Loss: 16 March 1971
Country of Loss: 2
Loss Coordinates: LAOS
Status (in 1973): 164759 North  1062559 East
Category: Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: O2A
Other Personnel in Incident: Stephen Scrivner, KIA/BNR
Refno: 1726

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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Attached photo of Douglas Seeley's badge for the
23rd TASS out of NKP Thailand.  Vietnamese were
displaying it at the Khe Sanh museum.  A mutual
friend of Donna Elliott snapped a photo of it.    BJ




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On March 16, 1971, an 0-2A Skymaster (tail number 68-6860, call sign "Hammer 244") with a crew of two departed its base on a Forward Air Controller (FAC) mission over Laos. The Skymaster was hit by enemy fire during the mission, and crew members aboard other aircraft nearby saw it explode in the air and crash. Witnesses saw no parachutes leave the aircraft, and no rescue beeper signals were received after the crash. A search and rescue attempt was unable to locate any wreckage or signs of survivors.

Captain Douglas Milton Seeley, who joined the U.S. Air Force from Ohio, served with the 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron. He was the copilot of the Skymaster when it crashed, and his remains were not recovered. Captain Seeley is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 

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