Name: James David Kula
Rank/Branch: O2/United States Air Force, pilot
Unit: 4th TFS
Date of Birth:5 January 1947
Home City of Record: Manchester NH
Date of Loss: 29 July 1972
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 212900 North   1063200 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4E
Missions: 35
Other Personnel in Incident: Melvin Matsui, returnee

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. 2017


SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).
UPDATE - 09/95 by the P.O.W. NETWORK, Skidmore, MO

Captain - United States Air Force
Shot Down: July 29, 1972
Released: March 29, 1973

I was born in Manchester, New Hampshire and was brought up there until I was
eighteen. I then entered the Air Force Academy and graduated in 1969. I went
to pilot training at Laredo Air Force Base, Texas and then to RTU at George
Air Force Base, California, in the F-4. After serving a year  at Seymour Air
Force Base, North Carolina, I went to Southeast Asia.

I am glad to be home and proud to be an American.

Colonel James Kula is still active in the United States Air Force. He and
his wife Jane reside in Arizona.


According to this website at http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-4_PHANTOM_USA/f4_Phantom_US_1972_pt2.htm They were attached to the 4th TFS, 366th TFW, USAF Base in Takhli, Thailand and their F-4E Phantom II had a tail number of 66‑0367 and they were shot down by Atoll missile from a MiG‑21 15 miles northeast of Kep in Long Son Province.
Justin Jackson-Mann


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