Behnfeldt, Roger Ernest, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1325F-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1971-1972, 14th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
Service Years
1967 - 1972
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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Defiance, Ohio
Last Address
Udorn RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Aug 19, 1972
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery - Defiance, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 068

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 Unit Assignments
432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing14th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
  1971-1972, 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1971-1972, 14th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1972 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
Bowling Green State University
  1962-1966, Bowling Green State University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
RF-4C  Phantom II  
  1971-1972, RF-4C Phantom II
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Aug 19, 2014, Notes/Tributes/Links
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

He was the pilot of an RF-4C that was shot down by a SAM near Kep, North Vietnam on Aug 19, 1972.
He was killed; but his WSO, Maj. Tamotsu Shingaki, survived and became a POW.
His remains were recovered and identified in 1987.
It is possible that he was posthumously promoted to major; but no verification can be found.

   
Comments/Citation
Sources:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90509958

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=109868158

http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/b/b009.htm 

https://www.abmc.gov/node/511446#.WHF8vrHGwUM 

http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-4_PHANTOM_USA/f4_Phantom_US_1972_pt2.htm

http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/3281/ROGER-E-BEHNFELDT 

https://www.ancestry.com

Cockpit audio of his shootdown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0kAJunnnGQ&feature=share

 

 

   
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