CURRY, KEITH ROYAL WILSON
Name: Keith Royal Wilson Curry
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O5
Squadron 145, Carrier Air Wing 2
Date of Birth: 21 September 1930
Home City of Record: SALEM WV
Date of Loss: 08 January 1971
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 175559 North 1072057 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A6C #155647
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. 2020
No further information available at this time.
CDR KEITH ROYAL WILSON CURRY
Commander (CDR) Keith Royal Wilson Curry entered the U.S. Navy
from West Virginia and was a member of Attack Squadron 145,
Carrier Air Wing 2, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS
Ranger (CVA-61). On January 8, 1971, he was piloting an A-6C
Intruder (bureau number: 155647; call sign: Electron 510) with a
crew of two that launched from the Ranger for a mission over
northern Vietnam. Following a normal catapult launch, the plane
lost altitude and hit the water in front of the ship. The
bombardier/navigator ejected and subsequently rescued but CDR
Curry was not seen to eject. His remains were not recovered.
Today, CDR Curry is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at
the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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