Remembering Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 Memorial

Modified on Tue, 4 Jun at 12:31 PM

It’s been over sixty years, but the tears and heartache of surviving family members are visible. There’s been no closure. So many unanswered questions linger about the mission and fate of Flying Tiger Line Flight 739, her crew, and passengers. We do know surviving family and friends of the lost souls aboard that plane want them remembered and honored for their service.

 Wreaths Across America introduced the story of the Flying Tiger Line Flight 739, and Executive Director Karen Worcester talked with family members on Mission Matters on Wreaths Across America Radio.

Flying Tiger, Flight 739, went missing in March of 1962. 93 U.S. Army Rangers and their flight crew perished without a trace. Friends and family never recovered from that catastrophic event.  The federal government wouldn’t provide any information about the mission these men had been called upon to carry out in Vietnam. Their pain continues as every attempt to get the names of their loved ones on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. has been met with the response, “they weren’t in combat operations or a combat zone.”

July 17, 2020, the ground was broken for the newest memorial to be located on the tip land amongst the balsam fir trees adorned with replica dog tags of thousands of fallen heroes. This video shares some of the groundbreaking highlights and emotions of a family that has waited a long time for recognition for their loved one.

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