ZORN, THOMAS ONEAL JR.
Name: Thomas Oneal Zorn Jr.
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O3
Unit: Wild Weasel Squadron
Date of Birth: 14 June 1946
Home City of Record: WAYCROSS GA
Date of Loss: 17 September 1972
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 203757 North 1070557 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered [see text]
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105G #8360
Other Personnel in Incident: Michael Turose, EWO, MIA/PFOD
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 2020.
No further information available at this time.
02/18/2002 03:09 PM -0700
I was doing research and put my last name into the search engine and
came up with your site with information about my brother, Michael
Turose. 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
Library of Congress file:
North Vietnam, pre-1975: Change in Category from Dead/BNR to Remains
Nonrecoverable; ASGRO Board of Review
Country: North Vietnam, pre-1975
Name: Thomas O. Zorn Jr
Subjects: Aircraft downed; Over water; Killed; Gulf of Tonkin
Type of Document: Memorandum
Date of Report: 76 02 26
Date of Information: 72 09 17
Category: Casualty files