Name: Gene William Goeden
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O2
Date of Birth: 21 July 1943
Home City of Record: CORNELIUS OR
Date of Loss: 17 March 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 174159 North  1063457 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A1H #135225
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0624

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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Lieutenant Junior Grade Gene William Goeden entered the U.S. Navy from Oregon and was a member of Attack Squadron 115, embarked aboard the USS Hancock (CVA 19). He was the pilot of a single-seat A-1H Skyraider (bureau number 135225) that took off from the Hancock as wingman in a flight of two on a combat mission over enemy targets in North Vietnam. The Skyraider was searching for a downed aircraft over the Gulf of Tonkin when radar and radio contact were lost with LTJG Goeden. The flight leader's plane crashed at about the same time, and after his rescue the flight leader stated he felt a severe impact on his aircraft right before the crash and suspected that a midair collision occurred between his and LTJG Goeden's plane. Lieutenant Junior Grade Goeden remains unaccounted for. Today, Lieutenant Junior Grade Goeden is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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