BENNIE R LAMBTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 8E, LINE 47 OF THE WALL

BENNIE RICHARD LAMBTON

WALL NAME

BENNIE R LAMBTON

PANEL / LINE

8E/47

DATE OF BIRTH

08/07/1930

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/13/1966

HOME OF RECORD

INDIANAPOLIS

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

PTC

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BENNIE RICHARD LAMBTON
POSTED ON 8.2.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

POW-MIA

Never Forget.

Semper Fortis
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POSTED ON 3.2.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear CPO Bennie Lambton, Thank you for your service as a Chief Photographic Intelligenceman. You are still MIA. Please come home. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. For many of us, we have begun Lent. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.26.2018

Final Mission of PTC Bennie R. Lambton

On June 13, 1966, a U.S. Navy Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior (#144842) from Photographic Squadron 61 (VAP-61), Task Force 77, 7th Fleet, launched from the aircraft carrier USS Hancock (CVA-19) on a night low-level photo reconnaissance mission over Ha Tinh Province in North Vietnam. During the mission, the Skywarrior was shot down by anti-aircraft fire near the mouth of Gia Hoi River in Ka Tinh Province, North Vietnam. No communication or distress signals were received from the crew. The escort aircraft observed a bright orange flash and thereafter radio contact with the Skywarrior was lost. An extensive search was conducted in the immediate area, as well as over the adjacent waters by various aircraft, but the results were negative. The lost Skywarrior crew included pilot LCDR John T. Glanville Jr. and crewmen LTJG George G. Gierak and PTC Bennie R. Lambton. Two days later, Radio Peking stated that a photo reconnaissance jet was shot down and the crew was killed in the crash. The escape system of the RA-3B Skywarrior did not provide ejection seats and made high-speed bailout extremely difficult. Low-altitude bailout was virtually impossible. All information taken into consideration, the Commanding Officer of the Photographic Squadron changed the crew's initial classification from Missing in Action to Killed in Action/Body Not Recovered on June 17, 1966. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, pownetwork.org, and aviation-safety.net]
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POSTED ON 8.7.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Chief Petty Officer Bennie Richard Lambton, Served with Heavy Photographic Squadron 61 (VAP-61), USS Hancock, Task Force 77 (TF-77), 7th Fleet.
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POSTED ON 6.13.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you Chief Lambton for your devotion, skill and exemplary courage under fire.
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