CAUSEY, JOHN BERNARD
Name: John Bernard Causey
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O3
Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
Date of Birth: 03 March 1937
Home City of Record: GRANITE CITY IL
Date of Loss: 25 February 1966
Country of Loss: North Vietnam Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 174100 North 1071900 East
Status (in 1973): Killed in Action/Body not Recovered
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RB66C #0457
Other Personnel in Incident:
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.
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Yours very truly,
On February 25, 1966, an RB-66C Destroyer (tail number 54-0457)
carrying six crew members took off on a combat mission over Vinh,
North Vietnam. During the mission, an enemy surface-to-air
missile damaged the aircraft. The aircraft headed out to sea and
a mayday call was initiated. The crew was forced to eject over
the Gulf of Tonkin. Search and rescue efforts were made and five
survivors were rescued in the vicinity of (GC) 48Q YE 547 565;
however, one crew member could not be located.
Captain John Bernard Causey entered the U.S. Air Force from
Illinois and was a member of the 41st Tactical Reconnaissance
Squadron. He was the electronic warfare supervisor aboard this
Destroyer when it was lost on February 25, 1966, and he was the
crew member who could not be located following the incident.
Further search efforts were unable to locate him and he remains
unaccounted-for. Today, Captain Causey is memorialized on the
Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the
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