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PersonID610855
NameLockhart, Hayden J.
BranchU.S. Air Force
Current StatusRetired
Graduation1961
SquadronCS 04
Home TownSpringfield
Home StateOH
High SchoolPoint Pleasant High School, W. Vir.
High School ActivitiesFootball, Baseball, Editor Yearbook, NatlHonor Soc,Class President(3)
Post High SchoolWest Virginia Wesleyan (1 year) Buckhannon,WV.
Academy Experiences
Academic Degree MajorBS-Unspec USAF Academy '61, MBA AFIT USC '74
Active Duty Assignments Before CapturePlt Tng Webb AFB, TX, Plt F-100, 4514thCCTngSq,LukeAFB,AZ, Plt F-100 613th TFSq, England AFB, LA. Plt F-100 613thTFSq, Danang AB, RVN.
Capture ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationSEA Tour Commenced 13 Nov, 1964
Capture MissionOn 2 Mar. 1965 Lockhart's F-100 was struck by ground fire. He ejected and chute seen on ground. :45 mins latera rescue helicopter recovered his chute and helmet-no sign of pilot
MIA Information and DatesMIA 2 Mar to 12 Mar, 1965. Shoot Down on 3/2/1965 Escape & Evaded until afternoon of 3/12/1965
Capture Date3/2/1965
POW Locations and DatesNew Guy Village 1965; Heartbreak Hotel 1965; Navy LTJG Phil Butler & I opened The Briarpatch in August 1965; Zoo 1966; Zoo Annex 1967; Unity (Hanoi Hilton); Dogpatch, 9 miles south of the Chinese border May 1972; Back to Unity in Jan 1973. We crossed the Red River in Hanoi in trucks on a pontoon bridge, all the spans of the bridges that crossed the Red were in the water-BEAUTIFUL SIGHT!! Released from Unity by C141 Flight on Feb 12, 1973 TO Clark AB, PI....
Release Date2/12/1973
Rank at Capture1st Lt
Rank at ReleaseMaj
Military and Civilian Jobs after ReleaseStudent AFIT USC MBA 1973-75, Pit F-4D 426 TFTSq Luke AFB,AZ 1975-76, Pit F-4D 8t' TFSq Hollman AFB,NM, Pit F-15 58 TTW Luke AFB,AZ 1977-78, Ops Officer F-15 8t'' TFSq Holloman,NM, Chief of Safety 49t'' TFW,Holloman AFB,NM, Project Officer Safety Policy and Program Division, AF Insp and Saf Center(AFISC), Norton AFB,CA 1980-81.
Burial SiteN/A
Aeronautical Speciality RatingCommand Pilot
Notable Military & Civilian Decorations & AwardsSS,LM,DFC,BS/w valor(2),PH(2),MSM, AM(2)
CommentsRetired as LtColonel, 12/31/1981
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