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Bennie Richard Lambton
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1930
Death: Jun. 14, 1966

Chief, Photographic Intelligenceman
VAP-61, Task Force-77, 7TH FLEET
From: Indianapolis, Indiana
August 07, 1930 to June 14, 1966
BENNIE R LAMBTON is on the Wall at Panel 08E Line 047

SYNOPSIS: On June 13, 1966, LTCDR John Glanville, pilot; LTJG George Gierak,
co-pilot; and Chief Petty Officer Bennie R. Lambton, photographic
intelligenceman, launched from the aircraft carrier USS Hancock (CVA-19) in
their RA3B Skywarrior aircraft on a night low-level photo reconnaissance
mission in the Ha Tinh province of North Vietnam.

The flight was directed by Heavy Photographic Squadron 61, to which the crew
was attached. During their mission, the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft
fire, and it was assumed they went down under heave fire. No communication
or distress signals were received. The escort aircraft observed a bright
orange flash near the mouth of the Gia Hoi River and thereafter radio
contact with the aircraft had been lost.

An extensive search was conducted in the immediate area, as well as over the
adjacent waters by various aircraft, but results were negative. 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Memorial Section G
 
Created by: Hope
Record added: Jan 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24065601
Bennie Richard Lambton
Added by: Tom Reece
 
Bennie Richard Lambton
Added by: Hope
 
Bennie Richard Lambton
Cemetery Photo
Added by: James Seidelman
 
 
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- Eddieb
 Added: Oct. 23, 2012

- Eddieb
 Added: Oct. 23, 2012
 
 
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