Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
United States Navy VO-67
"All Gave Some, Some Gave All"
CDR Delbert A. Olsen
LTJG Denis L. Anderson
LTJG Philip P. Stevens
LTJG Arthur C. Buck
PO2 Donald N. Thoresen
PO2 Michael L. Roberts
PO2 Kenneth H. Widon
PO3 Richard M. Mancini
PO3 Gale R. Snow
CDR Glenn M. Hayden
LT Curtis F. Thurman
LTJG James S. Kravitz
ENS James C. Wohn
PO1 Paul N. Donato
PO2 Chester L. Coons
PO3 Clayborn W. Ashby, Jr.
AN Frank A.Dawson
AN James E. Martin
CDR Paul L. Milius
PO2 John F. Hartzheim
Location. 30° 24.928′ N, 86° 42.052′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Independence Road and Cody Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park on the south side of the Hurlburt Chapel. Access to the base is restricted. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U-10A Super Courier (a few steps from this marker); O-2 Super Skymaster (a few steps from this marker); The Forward Air Controller (a few steps from this marker); O-1E Bird Dog (a few steps from this marker); Captain Hilliard A. Wilbanks (a few steps from this marker); Operation Provide Comfort (within shouting distance of this marker); Operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Restore Hope (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
More about this marker. Under Crew 5, the listing for James C. Wohn is misspelled. His grave marker, the one for Crew 5 at Arlington Cemetery, the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. and the VO-67 Association website shows his last name as "Wonn".
Regarding United States Navy VO-67. More about Crew 7 - On February 27, 1968, Commander Milius, aircraft commander, and the crew of his Crew 7 OP-2E aircraft were on an operational surveillance mission over Laos when the aircraft was hit in the radar well by a large explosive projectile, presumed a 37MM antiaircraft fire. One crew member (PO2 John F. Hartzheim) was mortally wounded by the initial blast and fire broke out in the aircraft. (his remains were identified on 19 February 1999). As it became clear
Capt. Paul Milius still remains unaccounted for. He was the and the last to bail out of his burning aircraft in February 1968, allowing the remaining seven survivors to be rescued. Milius was initially in radio contact with rescue helos on the day of the crash. The next day, only his radio beacon was heard and the rescue mission had to be aborted due to heavy enemy gunfire. Source: GlobalSecurity.org
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the VO-67 aircraft. (Submitted on December 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. VO-67 Association article about the monument dedication. (Submitted on December 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. VP Navy Organization history of VO-67. (Submitted on December 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
4. Wikipedia article on "Operation Igloo White". (Submitted on December 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Military • War, Vietnam •
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