SHAW, EDWARD BRENDAN

Name: Edward Brendan Shaw
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O2
Unit:
Date of Birth: 04 April 1939
Home City of Record: CRANSTON RI
Date of Loss: 05 September 1965
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 181459 North  1060557 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A1H #139693
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0136

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:  EXPLODED/CRASHED AT SEA/NO PARA BEEP

CACCF/CRASH/PILOT

No further information available at this time.

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02/2020

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LTJG EDWARD BRENDAN SHAW

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Lieutenant Junior Grade Edward Brendan Shaw, who joined the U.S. Navy from Rhode Island, served with Attack Squadron 165 aboard the USS Coral Sea (CVA 43). On September 5, 1965, LTJG Shaw piloted a single-seat A-1 Skyraider (bureau number 139693) as the lead of two aircraft on a nighttime armed reconnaissance mission targeting barges on the Gia Hoi River in Ha Tinh Province, North Vietnam. Over the target area, LTJG Shaw's wingman dropped flares to illuminate the target and LTJG Shaw rolled in. As his wingman followed, he saw LTJG Shaw's aircraft suffer an explosion shortly after firing its rockets. The Skyraider then crashed into the water below and exploded. The other pilots in the flight saw no parachutes and heard no rescue beeper signals. Searches for LTJG Shaw following the incident were unsuccessful, and he remains unaccounted-for. Today, LTJG Shaw is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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