Ralph Harold Angstadt

Vietnam War
Serial #176324067
RankLieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force
Unit37th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron
Entered Service From
Date of BirthSeptember 3, 1932
Date of DeathOctober 18, 1966
StatusMissing In Action
Memorialized Courts of the Missing
Court A
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, United States

Lieutenant Colonel Angstadt was a member of the 37th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron. On October 18, 1966, he was the pilot of a Grumman Albatross Utility Helicopter (HU-16B) on a rescue mission of a downed pilot in the Gulf of Tonkin about 80 miles off the China coast. Contact with the aircraft was lost. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.