MELVIN J KILLIAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 2E, LINE 99 OF THE WALL

MELVIN JOSEPH KILLIAN

WALL NAME

MELVIN J KILLIAN

PANEL / LINE

2E/99

DATE OF BIRTH

01/31/1922

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/30/1965

HOME OF RECORD

COUNCIL BLUFFS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pottawattamie County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

COL

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LEFT FOR MELVIN JOSEPH KILLIAN
POSTED ON 1.31.2022
POSTED BY: kr

FORMER MIA COL. MELVIN J. KILLIAN, USAF - - UPDATE FROM DPAA (REMAINS RECOVERED)

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) website at the below link/URL, the remains of former MIA Colonel Melvin Joseph Killian, U.S. Air Force, were accounted for on 8 April 1985:

https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000paAS8EAM

As of the latest DPAA update (28 January 2022) Col. Killian is one of 1,056 Americans formerly MIA whose remains have been recovered:

https://www.dpaa.mil/Portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_acc_ALL_20220128.pdf

The latest DPAA update (28 January 2022) lists 1,584 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War.

https://www.dpaa.mil/Portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_ALL_20220128.pdf

There are 490 U.S. Air Force airmen who remain unaccounted for in SEA from the Vietnam War (list from 28 January 2022):

https://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_AIR%20FORCE_20220128.pdf

There are 25 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from Iowa - Col. Killian's home state - who remain unaccounted for in SEA from the Vietnam War (list as of 28 January 2022):

https://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_IOWA_20220128.pdf

Remembered on what would've been Col. Killian's 100th birthday - 21 January 2022.
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POSTED ON 1.31.2022
POSTED BY: kr

FORMER MIA COL. MELVIN J. KILLIAN, USAF - - UPDATE FROM DPAA (REMAINS RECOVERED)

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) website at the below link/URL, the remains of former MIA Colonel Melvin Joseph Killian, U.S. Air Force, were accounted for on 48 April 1985:

https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000paAS8EAM

As of the latest DPAA update (28 January 2022) Col. Killian is one of 1,056 Americans formerly MIA whose remains have been recovered:

https://www.dpaa.mil/Portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_acc_ALL_20220128.pdf

The latest DPAA update (28 January 2022) lists 1,584 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War.

https://www.dpaa.mil/Portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_ALL_20220128.pdf

There are 490 U.S. Air Force airmen who remain unaccounted for in SEA from the Vietnam War (list from 28 January 2022):

https://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_AIR%20FORCE_20220128.pdf

There are 25 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from Iowa - Col. Killian's home state - who remain unaccounted for in SEA from the Vietnam War (list as of 28 January 2022):

https://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_IOWA_20220128.pdf

Remembered on what would've been Col. Killian's 100th birthday - 21 January 2022.
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POSTED ON 1.31.2022
POSTED BY: kr

FORMER MIA COL. MELVIN J. KILLIAN, USAF - - ABMC (HONOLULU MEMORIAL)

Former MIA Colonel Melvin Joseph Killian, U.S. Air Force, has his name chiseled into one of the "Courts of the Missing" (Vietnam War Section, Court "A" (Air Force)) at the Honolulu Memorial in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (the "Punchbowl") on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. See the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) website at this link:

https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/killian%3Dmelvin

N.B. that ABMC lists his rank as "Lt. Col." while DPAA indicates a promotion while in MIA status to Colonel.
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POSTED ON 1.31.2022
POSTED BY: kr

Former MIA Col. Melvin J. Killian, USAF - - SEA FIXED-WING AIR LOSS

Information about the loss of an F-105D Thunderchief jet aircraft from the 334th Tactical Fighter Squadron piloted by former MIA Lieutenant Colonel * Melvin Joseph Killian, U.S. Air Force, in Southeast Asia (SEA) (over North Vietnam) on 30 September 1965 is available at this link/URL on the Vietnam Air Losses website:

https://www.vietnamairlosses.com/loss.php?id=281

* While in MIA status, the U.S. Air Force promoted Lt. Col. Killian to Colonel along with his Air Force contemporaries.
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POSTED ON 1.31.2022
POSTED BY: kr

Former MIA Col. Melvin J. Killian, USAF - - INFO FROM POW NETWORK

Information about former MIA Colonel Melvin Joseph Killian, U.S. Air Force, from the POW Network website is at this link:

https://www.pownetwork.org/bios/k/k017.htm
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