Michael L. Hyde


Preferred Name: Mike

Nickname/Call Sign:

Date of Birth: May 14, 1938

Highest Military Grade Held: Captain

Hometown: Boulder City, NV

Biography

Mike Hyde entered the class of 1960 at the Air Force Academy immediately after high school. While there, he was an energetic prankster who also played baseball as a pitcher. He achieved his ambition of being a fighter pilot after graduation.
Mike went through pilot training at Laredo and Bainbridge and then went on to flying the F-100. His first assignment was to the 48th TFW at Lakenheath RAF Station from 1962 to 1966 where he sat on Victor Alert and later went on to Wing Tac Eval. He was sent to Vietnam in September 1966 where he flew with the 510th TFS, “The Buzzards of Bien Hoa”.
On 8 December 1966, his F-100 was hit by ground fire as he made a second pass on a Viet Cong position at Kien Hoa, South Vietnam. He was declared missing in action. In September 1990 his remains returned to the United States and he was buried at the Air Force Academy Cemetery.
Michael has a military marker in his memory at USAF Academy, CO.

Units Assigned

  • 1960 Air Force Academy
  • 1961 Pilot training, Laredo AFB, TX and Bainbridge AFB, GA (F-100)
  • 1962/1966 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, “Victor Alert”, Wing Tac Eval, Lakenheath RAF, England (F-100)
  • 1966 where he flew with the 510th TFS, “The Buzzards of Bien Hoa”, Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam (F-100)
  • 12/8/1966 Mike’s F-100 was hit by ground fire as he made a second pass on a Viet Cong position at Kien Hoa, South Vietnam. He was declared missing in action
  • 9/1990 His remains returned to the United States and he was buried at the Air Force Academy Cemetery

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

USAF Academy

Civilian Education

Biography

Biography

Mike Hyde entered the class of 1960 at the Air Force Academy immediately after high school. While there, he was an energetic prankster who also played baseball as a pitcher. He achieved his ambition of being a fighter pilot after graduation.
Mike went through pilot training at Laredo and Bainbridge and then went on to flying the F-100. His first assignment was to the 48th TFW at Lakenheath RAF Station from 1962 to 1966 where he sat on Victor Alert and later went on to Wing Tac Eval. He was sent to Vietnam in September 1966 where he flew with the 510th TFS, “The Buzzards of Bien Hoa”.
On 8 December 1966, his F-100 was hit by ground fire as he made a second pass on a Viet Cong position at Kien Hoa, South Vietnam. He was declared missing in action. In September 1990 his remains returned to the United States and he was buried at the Air Force Academy Cemetery.
Michael has a military marker in his memory at USAF Academy, CO.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1960 Air Force Academy
  • 1961 Pilot training, Laredo AFB, TX and Bainbridge AFB, GA (F-100)
  • 1962/1966 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, “Victor Alert”, Wing Tac Eval, Lakenheath RAF, England (F-100)
  • 1966 where he flew with the 510th TFS, “The Buzzards of Bien Hoa”, Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam (F-100)
  • 12/8/1966 Mike’s F-100 was hit by ground fire as he made a second pass on a Viet Cong position at Kien Hoa, South Vietnam. He was declared missing in action
  • 9/1990 His remains returned to the United States and he was buried at the Air Force Academy Cemetery

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

USAF Academy

Civilian Education

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