WILBRECHT, KURT MICHAEL

Name: Kurt Michael Wilbrecht
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/O2
Unit: VMFA 122 MAG 13
Date of Birth: 14 February 1944
Home City of Record: ST PAUL MN
Date of Loss: 07 June 1970
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 155122 North  1075307 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4B
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/PILOT/QUANG NAM/4 YRS UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

No further information available at this time.

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Library of Congress files:

RVN: DETERMINATION OF DEATH, CASE OF KURT M. WILBRECHT, 010 23 89
Country: RVN

Name: KURT M. WILBRECHT

Subjects: Aircraft downed; Killed

Reel: 185

Page: 81-82

Type of Document: Miscellaneous

Date of Report: 70 07 10

Date of Information: 70 06 07

Originator: USMC

Category: Casualty files


post-1975 Vietnam: Remains CILHI 0038-84
Country: post-1975 Vietnam

Name: Kurt M. Wilbrecht

Subjects: Remains

Reel: 112

Source Number: 2541

Page: 25

Type of Document: Message

Date of Report: 84 11 14

Date of Information: 84 10 00

Document Number: 140100ZNOV84

Originator: CDRUSACILHI

Category: Source Reports


RVN: JTF-FA Biographic/Site Report Update for REFNO 1630
Country: RVN

Name: Kurt Michael Wilbrecht

Subjects: Quang Nam - Da Nang Province; Crash site

Comments: JTF-FA Narrative enclosed

Reel: 371

Page: 219-233

Type of Document: Automated Data Extract

Date of Report: 93 10 21

Date of Information: 70 06 07

Originator: JTF-FA

Category: JTFFA FILES

post-1975 Vietnam: Detailed Report of Investigation of Case 1630
Country: post-1975 Vietnam

Name: Wilbrecht, K.

Subjects: Quang Nam; Crash site

Reel: 483

Page: 343-52

Type of Document: Message

Date of Report: 98 08 21

Date of Information: 98 06 27

Document Number: 211915ZAUG98

Originator: JTFFA

Category: MISC PW FILES


RVN: PHOTOGRAPHS, BIOGRAPHIC/SITE REPORT, FACT SHEETS, AND PERSONAL HISTORY
RECORD
Country: RVN

Name: KURT M. WILBRECHT

Subjects: QUANG NAM-DA NANG PROVINCE; Aircraft downed; Missing; Killed

Reel: 185

Page: 1-9

Type of Document: Miscellaneous

Date of Report: 00 00 00

Date of Information: 70 06 07

Originator: USMC

Category: Casualty files

 

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1STLT KURT MICHAEL WILBRECHT

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On June 7, 1970, an F-4B Phantom II (bureau number 151478, call sign "Lovebug 208"), with two crew members embarked on a strike mission against enemy targets in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. The Phantom was the lead aircraft in a flight of two, and on a pass over the target area, the aircraft failed to pull up and crashed in the vicinity of grid coordinates ZC 064 550. The radar intercept operator managed to eject safely and was extracted by a search and rescue team, but they were unable to reach the wreckage of the F-4 due to enemy activity in the area.

First Lieutenant Kurt Michael Wilbrecht, who joined the U.S. Marine Corps from Minnesota, served with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, Marine Air Group 13. He was the pilot of the F-4 when it crashed, and his remains were not recovered. Today, First Lieutenant Wilbrecht is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 

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