STEGMAN, THOMAS

Name: Thomas Stegman
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O3
Unit:
Date of Birth: 13 July 1938
Home City of Record: CATONSVILLE MD
Date of Loss: 28 February 1968
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 194499 North  1061700 East
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A6A #152938
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Henry Coons, MIA
Refno: 1064

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

REMARKS:

CACCF/CRASH NOT AT SEA/AIR CREW

No further information available at this time.

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Library of Congress files:

North Vietnam, pre-1975: LCDR THOMAS STEGMAN, USN, 217 34 6778/1320:
RECOMMENDATION TO CHANGE STATUS FROM MISSING TO KILLED
Country: North Vietnam, pre-1975

Name: THOMAS STEGMAN

Subjects: Aircraft downed; Killed

Reel: 163

Page: 22-23

Type of Document: Memorandum

Date of Report: 73 05 02

Date of Information: 68 02 28

Originator: USN

Category: Casualty files

North Vietnam, pre-1975: ARMED SERVICES GRAVES REGISTRATION OFFICE (ASGRO):
CHANGE OF CATEGORY FROM "DEAD (BNR)" TO "REMAINS NONRECOVERABLE"
Country: North Vietnam, pre-1975

Name: THOMAS STEGMAN

Subjects: Aircraft downed; Killed

Reel: 163

Page: 38-40

Type of Document: Miscellaneous

Date of Report: 74 07 18

Date of Information: 68 02 28

Originator: USA

Category: Casualty files

 

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02/2020

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LCDR THOMAS STEGMAN

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On February 28, 1968, an A-6A Intruder (bureau number 152938, call sign "Ray Gun 512") carrying two crew members launched from the USS Enterprise (CVAN 65) on a two-plane combat mission against enemy targets in North Vietnam. En route, the Intruder established radio communications and proceeded independently its target. As planned, "Ray Gun 512" checked in prior to beginning their approach to the target. They were not to check in again until they had completed their mission and were crossing the coast en route to the carrier. When the aircraft failed to check in or return to the ship, an extensive search effort was conducted that located a downed aircraft in the vicinity of (GC)  48Q XG 395 860. However, search efforts failed to locate either crew member or their remains.

Lieutenant Thomas Stegman entered the U.S. Navy from Maryland and was a member of Attack Squadron 35. He was the bombardier/navigator aboard this Intruder when it crashed, and his remains were not recovered. After the incident, the U.S. Navy promoted LT Stegman to the rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR). Today, Lieutenant Commander Stegman is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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