Austin, Carl Benjamin, CDR

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1965-1965, USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)
Service Years
1942 - 1965

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Woodburn, OR
Last Address
Woodburn, OR

Casualty Date
Dec 02, 1965
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03E 119

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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 Duty Stations
US NavyNROTC (Faculty Staff)USS Iowa (BB-61)VA-195 Dam Busters
USS Princeton (CVA-37)VF-191 Satan's KittensUSS Yorktown (CVA-10)Naval War College (Staff)
VF-114 Flying/Fighting AardvarksUSS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)
  1943-1944, EM-0000, USS St. Mihiel (AP-32)
  1944-1948, 110X, University of Southern California NROTC (Faculty Staff)
  1948-1948, 110X, USS Iowa (BB-61)
  1950-1952, 131X, VA-195 Dam Busters
  1950-1952, 131X, USS Princeton (CVA-37)
  1957-1957, 131X, VF-191 Satan's Kittens
  1957-1957, 131X, USS Yorktown (CVA-10)
  1961-1962, 131X, Naval War College (Staff)
  1965-1965, VF-114 Flying/Fighting Aardvarks
  1965-1965, USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
University of OregonNaval War College
  1944-1948, University of Oregon1
  1961-1962, Naval War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  I miss you Uncle Carl
  Jul 18, 2012, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
2?24 Dec 1965: Kitty Hawk conducted her initial operations against the North Vietnamese from Yankee Station. On the 2nd, aircraft hit communist trans-shipment points (used to ship military supplies) and storage facilities. Linfield 412, however, an F-4B (BuNo 152220), CDR Carl B. Austin, and LT(JG) Jacob D. Logan, VF-114, did not return, probably ?due to collision with ground during penetration of undercast,? while on a flak suppression run over North Vietnam, 17'57 N, 106'31 E.
"We dropped everything on them but a kitchen sink."
AD-4 Skyraider of attack squadron VA-195 Dambusters with special ordnance aboard the aircraft carrier USS Princeton, CVA-37 in August 1952.

VA-195 Dambusters was assigned to Carrier Air Group 19 (CVG-19) for a deployment to the Korean War from 21 March to 03 November 1952. The "special weapon" was a 454 kg (1000 lb) bomb with a kitchen sink attached. The idea came up, when the squadron's executive officer LCDR M.K. Dennis remarked during a meeting with the press: "We dropped everything on them (the North Koreans) but a kitchen sink." Royal J. Deland, ADC, and J. Burnett, ADC, then produced a bomb with a kitchen sink attached. The commanding Admiral was not pleased by this and would not allow to drop the bomb for a week. However, press coverage in the United States obviously led to the dropping of this bomb in August 1952 on Pyongyang by Lt.(jg) Carl B. Austin.
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