Name: Ernest Albert Stamm
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O5
Date of Birth: 18 July 1931
Home City of Record: MEDFORD OR
Date of Loss: 25 November 1968
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 185800 North  1053000 East
Status (in 1973): Died in Captivity
Category: 1
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RA5C #149293
Other Personnel in Incident: Richard Thum, remains returned 1977
Refno: 1328
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.
Ernest Stamm was according to our government a prisoner of war in North
Vietnam. His status was listed as a category 1 even though the other man
in the plane was listed as a category 2. His capture date was Novemeber
25, 1968. They say he died 60 days later in 1969. On March 19, 1969, 60
days after his status was changed from Missing in action TO Prisoner of
War!  He was declared dead through the Missing Service Personnel Act of
the early 40's on August 13, 1974. His family was awarded approximately
$300.00 in POW pay, for poor food and living condition while he was
held. YET if the pay was processed according to his military records,
they are owed amost $10,000. The fight here is not for the money, but
the Government made repeated contacts with the family up until the Peace
Accords, telling them that he was held a prisoner, and they were working
on it. On top of all else, after being declared dead on August 13, 1974,
his records show that his remains were retunned ON MARCH 13, 1974. Those
remains are STILL in dispute, as records and autopsy reports do not
No further information available at this time.
Library of Congress files:
NVN: Biographic/Site Report Update
Country: NVN
Subjects: Crash site; Remains
Reel: 370
Page: 145-148
Type of Document: Automated Data Extract
Date of Report: 93 11 08
Date of Information: 68 11 25
Originator: JTF-FA
Category: JTFFA Files
North Vietnam, pre-1975: POW/MIA Information (from Mrs. Cora Weiss)
Country: North Vietnam, pre-1975
Name: Ernest Stamm
Subjects: Died captive
Comments: The microfilm containing this document is located in the
Vietnam-Era POW/MIA Documentation Collection produced by the Library of
Congress Photoduplication Service (PDS). Shelf No. Microfilm (o)92/300
Reel: PDS58
Type of Document: Memorandum
Date of Report: 70 01 14
Date of Information: 00 00 00
Originator: USN
Category: Service Intel Files
post-1975 Vietnam: Evaluation of JTFFA Rpt VN95-003A: Aircraft incident in
Vinh Thanh village, Yen Thanh District, Nghe An Province, 1967-68
Country: post-1975 Vietnam
Name: Stamm, E.A.
Subjects: Aircraft downed
Comments: Doc refs REFNO 1328
Reel: 448
Page: 405
Type of Document: Message
Date of Report: 95 08 21
Date of Information: 95 08 00
Document Number: 210912ZAUG95
Originator: JTFFA