DIAMOND, STEPHEN WHITMAN

Name: Stephen Whitman Diamond
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O2
Unit:
Date of Birth: 31 October 1940
Home City of Record: ROSLYN HEIGHTS NY
Date of Loss: 19 July 1966
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 211000 North  1055100 East
Status (in 1973): Presumptive Finding of Death
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno:

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.

REMARKS: 03/18/77 SRV RETURNED REMAINS TO PCOM        PILOT

EGRESS-SUFFERED CRUSHED PELVIS/DIED OF INJURY

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Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2018 20:18:18 -0600

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A pilot training classmate and very good friend of mine, Lt Steve Diamond, was
on Jim Kasler's wing when both of their F-105's were shot down in August 1966.
When at the Hanoi Hilton, I asked Jim what ever happened to Steve. Jim said he
asked the  V  the same question. He said they told him that Steve was captured
alive, but suffered two broken legs and a crushed pelvis during ejection and
did not survive the injuries. Sometime following Operation Homecoming, Steve's
remains were returned along with some others. I don't remember when.


So my question is: why would Steve Diamond not be listed as dying in captivity?