DELEIDI, RICHARD AUGUSTINE



Name: Richard Augustine Deleidi
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/O3
Unit: VFMA 334 MAG 13
Date of Birth: 30 January 1945
Home City of Record: EL CAJON CA
Date of Loss: 07 February 1969
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 155450 North  1082411 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4J #155762
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Charles W. Maxwell, 1st.LT, RIO; rescued
Refno: 1373

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. Updated 2004 with information from John Pagel. 
2017 as noted below.

REMARKS:

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Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2017 01:12:45 +0000 (UTC)
From: Justin Jackson-Mann 

 

Richard Augustine Deleidi at has a webpage on the Virtual Wall at http://www.virtualwall.org/dd/DeleidiRA01a.htm 

Under the Remarks section: 


 
On 7 Feb 1969, Captain Deleidi and his Radar Intercept Officer, 1st Lt J W Maxwell, launched from Danang in F-4J BuNo 155762 on a close air support mission targeted just 3 miles west of the base. His aircraft was hit by .51 caliber antiaircraft fire as he was pulling off on his second run at the target. His F-4 on fire, Deleidi headed for the open water. Maxwell ejected just off the coast and although badly injured was picked up and survived the incident. Captain Deleidi did not eject before the F-4 impacted the water. His remains were not recovered.
 

 
Justin