STEIMER, THOMAS JACK

Name: Thomas Jack Steimer
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O2
Unit: Fighter Squadron 114
Date of Birth: 12 May 1942
Home City of Record: PIEDMONT CA
Date of Loss: 08 May 1967
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 180934 North  1075043 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4B
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: pilot apparently rescued
Refno:

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/AIRCREW/4 YRS UNITED STATES NAVY

No further information available at this time.

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Library of Congress files;

North Vietnam, pre-1975: TELEGRAM TO PARENTS
Country: North Vietnam, pre-1975

Name: THOMAS JACK STEIMER

Subjects: Killed; Aircraft downed

Reel: 192

Page: 9-10

Type of Document: Telegram

Date of Report: 67 05 10

Date of Information: 67 05 08

Originator: USN

Category: Casualty files


North Vietnam, pre-1975: CHANGE OF CATEGORY FROM "DEAD (BNR)" TO "REMAINS
NONRECOVERABLE"
Country: North Vietnam, pre-1975

Name: THOMAS JACK STEIMER

Subjects: Aircraft downed; Killed; South China Sea

Reel: 192

Page: 15

Type of Document: Memorandum

Date of Report: 74 08 29

Date of Information: 67 05 08

Originator: JCRC-CDD-CR

Category: Casualty files

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02/2020

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LTJG THOMAS JACK STEIMER

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On May 8, 1967, an F-4B Phantom II (bureau number 152997, call sign "Linfield 212") carrying two crew members launched from the deck of the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA 63) over the South China Sea. Immediately after its launch, the aircraft suffered an engine malfunction and both crew members ejected. Both parachutes were seen to deploy and land close alongside the carrier in the vicinity of (GC) 48Q ZF 010 100. Rescue units responded and one crew member was located and recovered; however, the other crew member could not be found.

Lieutenant Junior Grade Thomas Jack Steimer entered the U.S. Navy from California and was a member of Fighter Squadron 114, embarked aboard the Kitty Hawk. He was the copilot aboard this Phantom when it crashed. He was last observed floating alongside the carrier, face down and with a back injury. However, once the carrier had passed, a search failed to locate him and he remains unaccounted for. Today, Lieutenant Junior Grade Steimer is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.  

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