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NameMechenbier, Edward J.
BranchU.S. Air Force
Current StatusRetired
SquadronCS 22
Home TownDayton
Home StateOH
High SchoolChaminade High School, Dayton, OH
High School ActivitiesNatl Honor Society, Class President (3)
Post High SchoolNone
Academy ExperiencesComm's List(5),Ski Club,Photo Club,Audio Club, Prof Studies, KAFA-TV,Baseball,Lacrosse
Academic Degree MajorBS-Unspec USAF Academy 1964¶ACSC(R) 1975¶NSM(R) 1986
Active Duty Assignments Before CapturePltTng,VanceAFB,OK,PltDavisMonthanAFB,AZ,Plt92ndTFSqBentwatersRAFStn,UK,Plt,F-$C,DanangAB,RVN
Capture ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationSEA Tour Commenced 2 December, 1966
Capture MissionFourth in a flight of four F-4Cs, aircraft was reported on fire. Both pilots ejected, two good parachutes were seen and two beepers heard for several seconds
MIA Information and DatesReported MIA on1 4 June, 1967¶Changed to Captured on 4 Augst, 1967
Capture Date6/14/1967
POW Locations and DatesVarious locations in and around Hanoi,NVN
Release Date2/18/1973
Rank at Capture1st Lt
Rank at ReleaseCapt
Military and Civilian Jobs after ReleasePlt,4950th TestWg,W-PattAFB,OH,Plt/CmdPost/Ops Off/Cmdr,162ndTFSq,Oh,ANG,W-PattAFB,OH,MobAsst to Cmdr,Joint LogHqAFMC,W-PattAFB,OH,¶¶Mgr,CentReg/Mgr,EastrnReg,GenElecCorp,Fairborn,OH,Consultant/V-Pres,SciAPPCorp,Beavercreek,OH,¶
Burial SiteN/A
Aeronautical Speciality RatingCommand Piolot
Notable Military & Civilian Decorations & AwardsDSM,SS(2),DFC(2),BS(V),PH(2),MSM,AM(9),AFCM,POWM
CommentsResigned from active Air Force as Capt 30 June,1975 ¶Served w.Ohio Natl Guard¶Retired as MGen, from USAF 30 June,2004
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