Name: David Leverett Leet
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/O3
Unit: VMJC 1 MAG 15
Date of Birth: 21 December 1946
Home City of Record: KENOSHA WI
Date of Loss: 13 April 1972
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 183100 North  1073200 East
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 3
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: EA6A #156979
Other Personnel in Incident: John Christiansen, Electronic Countermeasures
Officer, PFOD
Refno: 1826

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. Updated 2002 with information from Major Jerry Cox,
USMC, Ret.)     2020



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On April 13, 1972, an EA-6A Intruder (bureau number 156979, call sign "RM 08") carrying two crew members took part in a two-plane electronic counter-measures mission over North Vietnam. While orbiting off the coast of North Vietnam, "RM 08" made a radio check-in, but was not heard from again. It failed to return from the mission, and searches for the missing aircraft and crew were unsuccessful. 

Captain David Leverett Leet, who joined the U.S. Marine Corps from Wisconsin, was a member of Marine Composite Squadron 1, Marine Air Group 15, 1st Marine Air Wing. He was the pilot of “RM 08” when it went missing, and was lost with the aircraft. His remains have not been recovered. Today, Captain Leet is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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