Morgan Jefferson Donahue
Rank/Branch: O2/US Air Force
Unit: 606th Special Operations Squadron, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand
Date of Birth: 02 May 1944
Home City of Record: Alexandria VA (family in FL & CT)
Date of Loss: 13 December 1968
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 170100N 1055900E (XD055824)
Status (In 1973): Missing In Action
Other Personnel in Incident: On C123K: Douglas Dailey; John Albright; Joseph Fanning; Samuel Walker; Fred L. Clarke (all missing); On B57B: Thomas W. Dugan; Francis J. McGouldrick (all missing)
REMARKS: MID AIR COL-1 PARA OBS
Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK 2020.
SYNOPSIS: On December 13, 1968, the crew of a C123K was dispatched from Nakhon Phanom Airfield located in northern Thailand near the border of Laos on an operational mission over Laos. The C123 was assigned night patrol missions along the Ho Chi Minh trail. Flying low at 2000-3000 feet, the job of the seven man crew was to spot enemy truck convoys on the trail and to light up the trails for accompanying B57 bombers which were flying overhead.