Died in the service of our country
|About Mitchell :||On 25 April 1969, Sergeant Mitchel Messing was serving with the 554th Reconnaissance Squadron, 553rd Reconnaissance Wing, 7th Air Force, in Thailand.
On that day, SGT Messing was killed when the aircraft in which he was a crewmember crashed over land due to a non-hostile action. His body was recovered.
|Additional information:||Sgt. Messing was a fatality in the April 25, 1969 crash of a US Air Force EC-121R, serial number 67-21493, with the call sign of Batcat 21. Rest in Peace!
The name Mitchel Messing is located on Panel 26W Line 048 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, in Washington DC.
Find A Grave Memorial# 104897771
Members of Crew 39 as show in picture below:
Front Kneeling - left to right
SSgt Paul Faulk, RO - killed 4/25/69
1LT John Andrew "Andy" Marsh, Nav - Killed 4/25/69
Lt Col Emerson Heller, AC - killed 4/25/69
Lt. Chuck Butt, CP
TSgt. Warren Delany, FE - killed 4/25/69
Maj Donald "Chris" Christensen, Nav
Back Standing - Left to Right
Sgt. Mitchel Messing, RMT - killed 4/25/69
Rick Weiner, CIM
Capt. Gary ???, EWO
Capt. George Kidd, CICO - killed 4/25/69
TSgt. Albert Booker, CIM - killed 4/25/69