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Don Logan

Don Logan, former F-4E WSO in SEA, passed away 11/08/2023 after multiple medical conditions......

Don served as an F-4 WSO with the 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Korat Royal Thai AFB, Thailand, from November 1971 until he was forced to eject over North Vietnam and was taken as a Prisoner of War on July 5, 1972. After spending 268 days in captivity, Capt Logan was released during Operation Homecoming on March 29, 1973. He was briefly hospitalized to recover from his injuries at March AFB, California, and then completed F-111 Aardvark WSO Combat Crew Training in October 1975. His final assignment was as an F-111 WSO with the 429th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nevada, from October 1975 until he left active duty on February 28, 1977. After leaving the Air Force, Don worked for the North American Aircraft Division of Rockwell International in Los Angeles, California, where wrote flight manuals for the B-1 program in 1977, and with Northrop writing manuals for the F-5 fighter program in 1978. He then worked for Boeing in Wichita, Kansas, writing flight manuals for the B-52, B-1B, E-8A, and RF-4C and F-4E from October 1978 until his retirement in February 2002. Don has published several books on U.S. Air Force subjects, including books on the B-1B Lancer, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, the F-111 Aardvark, the B-52 Stratofortress, and the F-117 Night Hawk. During the Vietnam War, he flew 133 combat missions over North and South Vietnam, and Laos.

He is survived by his wife Mary.

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