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Post-War Deaths - Navy From 1954 through 2021

 

1954

  • Archibald, Robert George (chief mechanic) - Crew member of Navy P2V-5 Neptune when it disappeared while on a listening mission on January 04, 1954.  MIA.
     
  • Beasley, Lt. Jesse (pilot) - Crew member of Navy P2V-5 Neptune when it disappeared while on a listening mission on January 04, 1954.  MIA.
     
  • Berger, Bruce David (radioman) - Crew member of Navy P2V-5 Neptune when it disappeared while on a listening mission on January 04, 1954.  MIA.
     
  • Claussen, Rex Allen (radioman) - Crew member of Navy P2V-5 Neptune when it disappeared while on a listening mission on January 04, 1954.  MIA.
     
  • Danson, SN Henry A. - Died of "other causes" on May 06, 1954.
     
  • Hand, James Frank (mechanic) - Crew member of Navy P2V-5 Neptune when it disappeared while on a listening mission on January 04, 1954.  MIA.
     
  • LeDuc, DC3 Raymond B. - Died of "other causes" on February 20, 1954.
     
  • Morelli, Paul Dominick (navigator) - Crew member of Navy P2V-5 Neptune when it disappeared while on a listening mission on January 04, 1954.  MIA.
     
  • Mulford, Stanley Burt (navigator) - Crew member of Navy P2V-5 Neptune when it disappeared while on a listening mission on January 04, 1954.  Body recovered.
     
  • Prael, Fredric Traynor (co-pilot) - Crew member of Navy P2V-5 Neptune when it disappeared while on a listening mission on January 04, 1954.  MIA.
     
  • Rensink, Lloyd Bernard (radarman) - Crew member of Navy P2V-5 Neptune when it disappeared while on a listening mission on January 04, 1954.  Body recovered.
     
  • Scott, A2 John Joseph Jr. - died September 16, 1954 of "other causes".
     
  • Spickelmier, Gordon (ordnanceman) - Crew member of Navy P2V-5 Neptune when it disappeared while on a listening mission on January 04, 1954.  MIA.  Spickelmier was unaware that his wife of 11 years, Margie, was pregnant with their daughter, Rosie (Rosie Spickelmier Capehart).

1959

  • Abdo, AD2 Bobby J. - On April 9, 1959, SG-10, a crew of ten, was returning from a mission when their aircraft crashed into the extinct volcano, Halla-san mountain on Cheju-do island in Korea.  The plane crashed 50 feet from the top of the crater rim, killing all crew members.  According to "Patrol Squadron 50 Aircraft Accident Report, April 1959" authored by Bob "Count" Noble, the crash was caused by pilot error in not increasing altitude to avoid the mountain.
     
  • Congleton, ALC Binkley - See Abdo.
     
  • George, ADC Garth W. - See Abdo
     
  • Kennedy, AT2 Gordon P. - See Abdo
     
  • McDaniel, AO3 James H. - See Abdo
     
  • Nelson, Lt. Floyd G. - See Abdo
     
  • Peterie, AT3 Duane L. - See Abdo
     
  • Pleasent, AE2 Earl J. - See Abdo
     
  • Sullivan, Ltjg James L. - See Abdo
     
  • Traylor, Ltjg Audrice R. - See Abdo

1968

  • Hodges, SN Duane D. - Seaman Hodges was killed by North Korean gunfire on January 23, 1968, when the enemy boarded the USS Pueblo off the Korean mainland.

1969

  • Balderman, ADR2 Louis Francis - One of 31 crew members of a US Navy EC121 who were killed when their electronic reconnaissance aircraft (Deep Sea 129) was shot down 90 miles off the coast of Korea.  While flying a patrol mission over the Sea of Japan, a US Navy EC-121M of VQ-1 (BuNo 135749) was attacked and shot down by two North Korean MiG-17 Fresco fighters.  Balderman was born May 29, 1943, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Duffy Balderman.
     
  • Chartier, AT1 Stephen C. - Same as Balderman.
     
  • Colgin, AT1 Bernie Joel - Same as Chartier.  Bernie was born May 15, 1933, in Mexia, Texas, son of Gaston L. "Buck" Colgin (1905-1996) and Eunice E. Colgin (1910-1988).
     
  • Connors, ADR1 Ballard F. Jr. - Same as Colgin.
     
  • DuCharme, CT3 Gary R. - Same as Connors.
     
  • Dzema, LT John N. - Same as DuCharme. - Born March 2, 1931, Edwardsville, Pennsylvania, son of Mrs. Andrew Gall of Edwardsville.  His half sister was Mary Ann Volkeln. Member of U.S. Navy Fleet Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron One (VQ-1). Atsugi, Japan EC-121 Super Constellation airplane with a crew of 31 shot down by two North Korean Migs over the Sea of Japan just South east of Chongjin. Of the 31 crew members , only two bodies were recovered. Amateur radio operator W3PJZ Lieutenant Dzema was a member of the crew of an EC-121 surveillance aircraft, serving with the U.S. Navy. On April 15, 1969, while on a surveillance mission over the Sea of Japan in support of the Korean truce, his aircraft was shot down. All 31 crewmen were reported missing. He was presumed dead on May 2, 1969. Lieutenant Dzema was awarded the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Defense Service Medal.
     
  • Gleason, LT Dennis B. - Same as Dzema.
     
  • Graham, ATN3 Gene K. - Same as Gleason.
     
  • Greiner, AEC LaVerne A. - Same as Graham.
     
  • Horrigan, ATR2 Dennis J. - Same as Greiner.
     
  • Kincaid, ATN2 Richarc H. - Same as Horrigan.
     
  • Lynch, SSgt. Hugh M. - Same as Kincaid.
     
  • McNamara, ADRC Marshall H.  Same as Lynch.
     
  • McNeil, ATR2 Timothy H. - Same as McNamara.
     
  • Miller, CT3 John A. - Same as McNeil.
     
  • Overstreet, LTCDR James H. - Same as Miller.
     
  • Perrottet, LT Peter P. - Same as Overstreet.
     
  • Potts, CT1 John H. - Same as Perrottet.
     
  • Prindle, AMS3 Richard T. - Same as Potts.
     
  • Randall, CTC Frederick A. - Same as Prindle.
     
  • Ribar, LT (JG) Joseph Richard - Same as Randall.
     
  • Roach, AT1 James L. - Same as Ribar.
     
  • Singer, LT John H. - Same as Roach.
     
  • Smith, CTC Richard E. - Same as Singer.
     
  • Sundby, CT3 Phillip D. - Same as Smith.
     
  • Sweeney, AT1 Richard E. - Same as Sundby.
     
  • Sykora, LT (JG) Robert J. - Same as Sweeney.
     
  • Taylor, LT Robert F. - Same as Sykora.
     
  • Tesmer, CT2 Stephen Joseph - Same as Taylor.  Born July 6, 1946, he was the son of Dale and Mabel Kathleen Steffens Tesmer.
     
  • Wilkerson, LT (JG) Norman Elbert - Same as Tesmer.
     
  • Willis, ATN3 David Monroe - Same as Wilkerson.  Born December 22, 1946,in Los Angeles County, California, son of Roy Arthur and Margie Louise Everroad Willis.
     
  • Ballinger, CDR Robert M. - UN Command Armistice Affairs Division.  Commander Ballinger was killed on November 20, 1974 in an explosion of a boobytrap in a North Korean tunnel dug under the DMZ into South Korea.

1980

  • Fiedler, Craig Eugene - 3/31/1980.  Craig was from Fairfield, Iowa.

1981

  • Bryant, George William III - 4/11/1981.  George was from Goldvein, Virginia.
     
  • Murhead, John - 8/29/1981.  John was from Hopatcong, New Jersey.

1983

  • Irlbeck, Ralph Herman Ray - 3/11/1983.  Ralph was from Amarillo, Texas.

1984

  • MacFarlane, Robert James Jr. - 7/16/1984.  Robert was from Oceanside, California.
     
  • Sperling, David Michael - 7/16/1984.  David was from Pensacola, Florida.

1989

  • Fejeran, Jimmie Loran Salas - 3/20/1989.  Jimmie was from American Canyon, California.

1997

  • D'Eredita, Maj. Danny A. - F/A-18D "Hornet" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (All Weather)-21, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, crashed into the Yellow Sea 60 miles southwest of Korea. CAPT Mark R. Nickles and MAJ Danny A. D'Eredita were killed. 9 February 1997.
     
  • Nickles, Capt. Mark R.  - F/A-18D "Hornet" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (All Weather)-21, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, crashed into the Yellow Sea 60 miles southwest of Korea. CAPT Mark R. Nickles and MAJ Danny A. D'Eredita were killed. 9 February 1997.
 
 
 
 

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