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] Category: 3 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105G #8360 Missions: Other Personnel in Incident: Michael Turose, EWO, 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 2002.
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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 faith.
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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