BACIK, VLADIMIR HENRY
Name: Vladimir Henry Bacik
Rank/Branch: United States Marine Corps/O4/pilot
Unit: VMA 533 MAG 12
Date of Birth: 18 November 1932
Home City of Record: Houston TX
Date of Loss: 27 August 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 201400 North 1065800 East
Status (in 1973): Presumptive Finding of Death
Other Personnel in Incident: Paschal Boggs, PFOD
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.
No further information available at this time.
LTCOL VLADIMIR HENRY BACIK
On August 27, 1967, an A-6A Intruder (bureau number 152639)
carrying two crew members took off on a radar strike mission
targeting enemy positions near Haiphong, North Vietnam. About an
hour after takeoff, the Intruder radioed that it was making a
run on its target. This was the last radio contact made with the
aircraft, and it disappeared from radar soon after. When the
Intruder failed to return, search and rescue teams began a
search of its flight path, but were unable to locate the
aircraft or its crew.
Major Vladimir Henry Bacik, who joined the U.S. Marine Corps
from Texas, was a member of Marine All Weather Attack Squadron
533, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing. He was the pilot
of the Intruder when it went missing, and was lost with the
aircraft. Following the incident, the Marine Corps promoted Maj
Bacik to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (LtCol). Today,
Lieutenant Colonel Bacik is memorialized on the Courts of the
Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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