TALKEN, GEORGE FRANCIS

Name: George Francis Talken
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O4
Unit:
Date of Birth: 04 December 1938
Home City of Record: CHICO CA
Date of Loss: 02 August 1969
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 0 0
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A7A
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
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 SOUTH VN/PILOT/12 YRS UNITED STATES NAVY

No further information available at this time.

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Library of Congress files:

North Vietnam, pre-1975: GENERAL INFORMATION, DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT
Country: North Vietnam, pre-1975

Name: GEORGE FRANCIS TALKEN

Subjects: Aircraft downed; Killed; Crash site; OVER WATER

Reel: 162

Page: 1-2

Type of Document: Miscellaneous

Date of Report: 00 00 00

Date of Information: 69 08 02

Category: Casualty files


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

Name: GEORGE FRANCIS TALKEN

Subjects: Killed; Aircraft downed; GULF OF TONKIN

Reel: 162

Page: 25

Type of Document: Miscellaneous

Date of Report: 74 08 29

Date of Information: 69 08 02

Originator: JCRC-CDD-CR

Category: Casualty files

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02/2020

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LCDR GEORGE FRANCIS TALKEN

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Lieutenant Commander George Francis Talken entered the U.S. Navy from California and was a member of Attack Squadron 37, embarked aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA 63). On August 2, 1969, he piloted a single-seat A-7A Corsair II (bureau number 153185, call sign "Red Falcon 302") on a mission over the Gulf of Tonkin. When he was roughly seventeen miles from the ship, all radar and radio contact with LCDR Talken was lost, and it was eventually discovered that "Red Falcon 302" had crashed in the vicinity of (GC) 48Q YE 823 920. Searches discovered an oil slick and debris but found no remains of the missing pilot. Further attempts to recover his remains were unsuccessful. Today, Lieutenant Commander Talken is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.   

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