Name: Ronald Dale Bond
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
Unit:  604th Air Commando Squadron
Date of Birth: 30 July 1930
Home City of Record: FARGO ND
Date of Loss: 11 March 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 102559 North  1071600 East
Status (in 1973): Killed in Action/Body not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A37A #14506
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno:  1080

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.  2020



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Major Ronald Dale Bond, who joined the U.S. Air Force from North Dakota, was a member of the 604th Air Commando Squadron. On March 11, 1968, Maj Bond piloted a single-seat A-37A Dragonfly (tail number 67-14506) on a close air support mission southeast of Bien Hoa air base, South Vietnam. During a strafing attack, his aircraft crashed and exploded in the vicinity of (GC) YS 473 533. Major Bond did not parachute from the aircraft before it went down, and witnesses to the incident reported that the pilot could not have survived the crash. Searches of the area could not locate Maj Bondís remains. Today, Major Bond is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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