Name: Keith Royal Wilson Curry
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O5
Unit:  Attack 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
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A6C #155647
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 1691

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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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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