Malcolm Arthur Avore Missing in Action Vietnam July 18, 1965

Malcolm Arthur Avore


Unit: Attack Squadron 163

Date of Birth: 25-Aug-38
Date of Death: 18-Jul-65
City: Hallwell
State: ME

Notes: Lieutenant Avore was a member of Attack Squadron 163, Carrier Air Wing 16, U.S. Navy aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS ORISKANY (CVA-34).On July 18, 1965, he was the pilot of a Douglas Attack Aircraft Skyhawk (A-4E). During launching his aircraft crashed into the South China Sea. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For more information see:

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Anonymous said...

I know what happen to this Man. I was With VA-152 on board the USS ORISKANY that day this incident happen.
I was watching the Cat shots from our Ready room.When this Pilot was Catted off the ship.He turn and saluted then gave a thumbs up ! Just as the cat started to move the plane that instance I saw a blur of something coming out of the instrument panel. Now I had work on this Type of Aircraft for 2 years when Station at Atsugi Japan. You can install this instrument package two differant ways. One way it will not remain in the instrument panel on a cat shot! Not enough hold down points.
This Instrument Packsge came out of the instrumment Panel and hit the Pilot in the Chest ! That was the blurr I saw. The plane flew about a mile or maybe more before settling into the water and sinking.
The pilot was ask to clear the bombs from his plane ,there was no response! He was ask to pop the canopy , there was no response. He was ask to eject from the plane there was no response. This was repeated until the plane went into the water.The reason he was already dead or knock out! The instrument Package had hit him in the chest.I reported this at the time to my superior Officers of my Squadron.

The Reptile Guy said...

Thanks so much for sharing this information. This kind of thing could mean the world to his family, if they don't already know, and it is so important that we remember him also.
Thanks for remembering.