WEGER, JOHN JR.

Name: John Weger Jr.
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O2
Unit:
Date of Birth: 29 June 1940
Home City of Record: SAN FERNANDO CA
Date of Loss:  22 October 1965
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 0 0
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RB66
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

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CACCF/CRASH/AIRCREW/PLEIKU/POSTHUMOUS PROMOTION
              

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Library of Congress

South Vietnam, pre-1975: BIOGRAPHIC/SITE REPORT
Country: South Vietnam, pre-1975

Name: JOHN WEGER, JR

Subjects: Crash site; Killed; KON TUM; Aircraft downed

Comments: INCLUDES CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS, AND JTF-FA NARRATIVE.

Reel: 148

Page: 14-18

Type of Document: Automated Data Extract

Date of Report: 93 02 12

Date of Information: 65 10 22

Originator: JOINT TASK FORCE - FA

Category: Casualty files

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02/2020

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CAPT JOHN WEGER JR.

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On October 22, 1965, an RB-66 Destroyer (tail number 53-0452, call sign "Sabre 55") with a crew of three took off on a night reconnaissance mission over Pleiku, South Vietnam. The aircraft failed to return from the mission for unknown reasons, and search teams were launched. The aircraft's crash site was located near Sa Thay District, South Vietnam, but later investigations of the site found no evidence of the aircraft’s crew and all three remain unaccounted-for.

Captain John Weger, who joined the U.S. Air Force from California, was a member of the 9th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. He was a crew member aboard "Sabre 55" when it went down, and was lost with the aircraft. He was not seen or heard from again following the incident. Today, Captain Weger is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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