TUROSE, MICHAEL STEPHEN

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Name: Michael Stephen Turose
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O2/EWO
Unit: Wild Weasel Squadron
Date of Birth: 12 August 1948
Home City of Record: PARMA OH
Date of Loss: 17 September 1972
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 203757N 1070557E
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered [see below]
Category: 3
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105G # 8360
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Thomas O. Zorn, Jr, pilot, MIA/PFOD
Refno: 1925

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. Updated 02/2020

REMARKS:

CACCF/CRASH/AIRCREW

No further information available at this time.

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At 02/18/2002 03:09 PM -0700, you wrote:

Hello,

    I was doing research and put my last name into the search engine and
    came up with your site with information about my brother.  I would like
    to make sure you have the correct information, (which some of it was in
    error)  He was an Electronic Warfares Officer (EWO) and in a Wild Weasel
    Squadron.  His pilot was also never found.  They were both MIA and then
    PRESUMED DEAD.  There were two good parachutes seen going down over the
    Gulf of Tonkin.  Later, in fact, there were reports of them being seen
    by vietnemese fishermen, they went down close to some islands. He was on
    a mission to accompany bombers over Hanoi at the time.  They were hit by
    a SAM and took their crippled aircraft back to the Gulf to be rescued by
    our Navy.  If you need any more information please feel free to contact
    me.

I appreciate what your doing, I was involved for a long time with the
movement. My son is now in the Army, stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. Keep the
faith.

Susanna

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02/2020

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1ST LT MICHAEL STEPHEN TUROSE

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On September 17, 1972, an F-105 Thunderchief (tail number 62-8360, call sign "Condor 01") with a crew of two departed Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base on a combat mission. The aircraft was hit by a surface to air missile (SAM) in the vicinity of (GC) 48Q YH 187 827, and both crew members ejected. Their parachutes were seen to land in the Gulf of Tonkin. Search and rescue teams saw the bodies of both crew members below the surface of the water, but were unable to retrieve them due to harassing enemy fire. 

First Lieutenant Michael Stephen Turose, who joined the U.S. Air Force from Ohio, served with the 17th Wild Weasel Squadron. He was the electronic warfare officer aboard the Thunderchief when it was shot down, and his remains were not recovered. Today, First Lieutenant Turose is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 

Based on all information available, DPAA assessed the individual's case to be in the analytical category of Non-recoverable.

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