LIBYA - 1986 - 2 PILOTS KILLED
The Air Force F-111Fs would spend only 11 minutes in the target area, with what at first appeared to be mixed results. Anti-aircraft and SAM opposition from the very first confirmed that the Libyans were ready. News of the raid was broadcast while it was in progress. One aircraft, Karma 52, was lost, almost certainly due to a SAM, as it was reported to be on fire in flight. Capt. Fernando L. Ribas-Dominicci and Capt. Paul F. Lorence were killed. Only Ribas-Dominicci's body was recovered; his remains were returned to the US three years later.
Thursday, April 21, 2005 · Last updated 9:41 a.m. PT
General: U.S. seeks relations with Libya
WASHINGTON -- .....Wald's interest in Libya is shared other elements of the Defense Department. The POW-MIA office at the Pentagon, for example, sent representatives to Libya last year to discuss possible cooperation on accounting for U.S. military personnel shot down over Libya during World War II, as well as the recovery of an Air Force pilot missing from the 1986 bombing raid on Tripoli....
Libya, Apr 14, 1986--Two Air Force crewmembers, CPT Fernando L. Ribas-Dominici and CPT Paul F. Lorence, were killed when their F-111 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea during a reprisal raid for the Berlin bombings
Posted on Sat, Mar. 11, 2006
.....All but one jet returned safely. Aboard the lost plane, Karma-52, were
the pilot, Air Force Maj. Fernando Ribas-Dominicci, and Kruger's older
stepbrother, Capt. Paul F. Lorence.
January 8, 2006
name is Jeff Kruger, brother to fallen US Air Force Captain
Paul F. Lorence, who's F-111F bomber was reportedly shot down
during the raid on
F-111F contains 2 flight crew, the pilot and the Weapons System
Operator (WSO). Inside this aircraft the pilot and the
WSO sit side by side in the cockpit. The cockpit they sit
in is structurally reinforced to withstand high impacts. This
particular mission was designated "
1995 a book was authored by an individual who claims to
have seen not only the wreckage of Karma-52 but the engraved
names of Lorence and Ribas-Dominicci on the flight suits
and helmets of BOTH
Paul Lorence and Fernando Ribas-Dominicci. The book is named "Pan
Am 103 The Lockerbie Cover Up" authored by William C. Chasey,
ISBN 0-9640104-1-0. Chapter 18 details what Mr. Chasey saw
first hand as he and the members of his party toured the Bab Azizzia
Barracks in downtown
summary, our family strongly believes
have been designated by my family as the spokesman for this
matter. Since Paul was from the Bay Area and since most
if not all of the local radio and television stations covered this
story in 1986, I will be contacting local Bay Area media as
well. The only motive our family has is to bring Paul's
remains back to the
you for your attention in this very important matter.
Date: Sun, 14 Aug
2005 17:42:27 -0400
From: "Theodore D. Karantsalis" <email@example.com>
Subject: Captain Paul Lorence
I believe we spoke several years ago about my friend Captain Paul Lorence, who perished in Libya during Operation El Dorado.
In April 2006, we will remember Paul on the 20th anniversary of his death. We are still hopeful that his remains will be located and returned. Yes, finally, after years of phone calls and letters it appears as though we may achieve this goal.
Blog: Captain Paul Lorence
Post: Proposed Resolution for Captain Paul Lorence
Captain Paul Lorence received his
Bachelor of Arts in History, Summa Cum Laude, from San Francisco State
University in 1980.
Can We Bring Capt. Paul Lorence Home? - You will not find
the name of Paul Lorence on the list of Prisoners or Missing from World
War II, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam or the Gulf. Yet, Air Force Capt.
Paul Lorence is a missing American serviceman.
Can We Bring Capt. Paul Lorence Home? Is anyone asking?