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Col Albert “Mitch” Mitchell
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Col Albert “Mitch” Mitchell

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 25 Apr 1968 (aged 39)
Vietnam
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 100044690 · View Source
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In Loving Memory ... Col. Albert Cook Mitchell.
*** Colonel Mitchell was a member of the 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Ubon Airbase, Thailand. On April 25, 1968, he was the pilot of a McDonnell Douglas Phantom II Fighter (F-4D) on a mission to find the surface to air missile sites in northern North Vietnam. After knocking out a Soviet aircraft, the aircraft was hit by hostile fire 5 miles northwest of Dong Ha, Quang Binh Province. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.


You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in your family and those who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!


ALBERT COOK MITCHELL - Air Force - COL - O6
Age: 39
Race: Negro
Date of Birth Dec 15, 1928
From: NEW YORK, NY
Religion: METHODIST
Marital Status: Married - H. Thelma Mitchell and son, Young Albert. Parents: Father, Mitchell.

***** To Thelma or "young Albert". I have wondered over the years where you folks were and how you are doing. My memories of Mitch are always aroused whenever the Yankees do well, and I think of how insufferable he would be this year with the World Series win. You have probably forgotten over the years of us watching the 1964 series on your brand new color TV at McClellan AFB.
Tom Dennis
Friend


COL - O6 - Air Force - Reserve
His tour began on Apr 25, 1968
Casualty was on May 9, 1978
Loss Coordinates: 173400N 1061800E (XE371435)
In , NORTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died while missing, FIXED WING - PILOT
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Body was not recovered
Panel 52E - Line 8


Other Personnel In Incident: Gregory J. Crossman (missing)



On April 25, 1968 the plane on which Crossman was "back seater" to Col. Albert Mitchell when the two departed Ubon Airbase in Thailand on a daring radar raid over one of the most active surface to air missile (SAM) sites in North
Vietnam.

The aircraft disappeared without a trace when it broke formation to veer over a truck convoy heading for the key North Vietnamese supply route.

Although there is strong indication that the Vietnamese know what happened to Mitchell and Crossman, they deny knowledge of their fates.

The last known location of the aircraft was about 5 miles northwest of the city of Dong Ha in Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam.



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Gravesite Details Looking for hometown location of his Headstone.

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  • Created by: Eddieb
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100044690
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Albert “Mitch” Mitchell (15 Dec 1928–25 Apr 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100044690, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Eddieb (contributor 46600350) .