KANE, RICHARD RAYMOND
Name: Richard Raymond Kane
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/03
Date of Birth: 15 December 1942
Home City of Record: WAYNE NJ
Date of Loss: 12 September 1967
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 154900 North 1072000 East
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
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
BORDER LAOS/SV WITH HOI AN
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On September 12, 1967, an RF-4B Phantom II (bureau number
15-3104, call sign "Cottonpicker 52") carrying two members, left
Da Nang Air Base on a nighttime photographic reconnaissance
mission over South Vietnam. During the mission, another aircraft
from the same squadron but flying another mission observed and
reported a flash and a streak of flame west of the mouth of the
Hoi An River. Radio calls made to "Cottonpicker 52" were not
answered and the Phantom failed to return from its mission.
Search and rescue efforts launched at daylight located a burned
area west of Da Nang; however, numerous attempts to locate the
two crew members and the missing aircraft were unsuccessful.
Captain Richard Raymond Kane, who joined the U.S. Marine Corps
from New Jersey, served with Marine Composite Reconnaissance
Squadron 1, Marine Air Group 11, 1st Marine Air Wing. He was the
air reconnaissance officer aboard the RF-4B when it crashed, and
his remains were not recovered. Following the incident, the
Marine Corps promoted Capt Kane to the rank of Major (Maj).
Today, Major Kane is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing
at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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