RAMSDEN, GERALD LEE
Name: Gerald Lee Ramsden
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O4
Date of Birth: 10 May 1935
Home City of Record: FRESNO CA
Date of Loss: 23 January 1968
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 184358 North 1061857 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A6A #152932
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
CACCF/CRASH/PILOT/10 YRS UNITED STATES NAVY
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On January 23, 1968, an A-6A Intruder (bureau number 152932,
call sign "Boomerang 513") with two crew members took off from
the USS Ranger (CVA-61) to take part in a strike mission over
North Vietnam. As “Boomerang 513” made its approach on the
target, it crashed for unknown reasons in the vicinity of (GC)
48Q XF 387 716. The aircraft’s pilot ejected before the crash
and was quickly rescued. The other crew member was still aboard
“Boomerang 513” when it crashed, and search teams were unable to
locate him or his remains following the incident.
Lieutenant Commander Gerald Lee Ramsden, who joined the U.S.
Navy from California, was a member of Attack Squadron 165,
embarked aboard the Ranger. He was the bombardier/navigator
aboard “Boomerang 513” when it crashed, and was lost with the
aircraft. He remains unaccounted for. Today, Lieutenant
Commander Ramsden is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing
at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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