GOSS, BERNARD JOSEPH

Name: Bernard Joseph Goss
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
Unit:
Date of Birth: 10 January 1931
Home City of Record: SYRACUSE NY
Date of Loss: 23 April 1966
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 213700 North  1060800 East
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105D
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno:

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.

REMARKS: 08/78 REMAINS RETURNED MONTGOM HANOI

EGRESS AT ZOO IN 66

CACCF/CRASH/PILOT

                                                        [r0314.97]
                               PROJECT X
                        SUMMARY SELECTION RATIONALE

NAME: GOSS Bernard J., Maj., USAF

OFFICIAL STATUS: DEAD, BODY NOT RECOVERED (PRESUMPTIVE)

CASE SUMMARY: SEE ATTACHED

RATIONALE FOR SELECTION: After his aircraft was hit Maj. Goss did not
indicate that he was injured during radio communications. He was observed
to eject with a good parachute, and was seen to land on the ground. No
subsequent correlated reports of death have been received for Major Goss.

REFNO: 0314 20 Apr 76

(U) CASE SUMMARY

1. On 23 April 1966 Maj. Bernard J. Goss was the pilot of the lead F105D
aircraft, (#61-048, call sign PECAN 01), in a flight of four on a strike
mission over North Vietnam. In the target area he was seen by his wingman
to drop his ordnance and to start a turn when his aircraft was hit by
anti-aircraft fire. He asked if anyone was with him, making no mention of
being hurt. While in a slight climb he was observed to eject and a good
parachute was seen, A beeper signal was heard and his parachute was , seen
to land on the north side of a steep, heavily wooded hill in the vicinity
of -rid coordinates XJ 172 906. The area was circled once, but he was not
seen on the ground. No search and rescue efforts were conducted because of
the location and approaching darkness. (Ref 1)

2. During the existence of JCRC, the hostile threat in the area precluded
any visits to or ground inspections of the site involved in this case. Maj.
Gross is currently carried in the presumptive status of Dead, Body Not
Recovered.

REFERENCE USED

1. RPT (U), 388 CSG (CBPO-PA), AF Form 484 w/statements, 27 Apr 66.

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