Today in History – April 28, 1971 – 1Lt Benjamin Gaines Lange with the 615th TFS is KIA

1st Lt. Benjamin Gaines Lang served with the 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 401st Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force at Phan Rang AB.  His tour in SEA began on 8 September 1970.

Lang was born in Greensboro, NC, and then became a native of Gainesville, FL. He was 25 years old and married.

On a mission over Binh Thuan Province, South Vietnam, Lang’s F-100D (#553550) was hit by hostile fire and crashed. His body was recovered. Benjamin is buried at Fain Cemetery in Calhoun, GA.

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