Cold War Samurai – The 14th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1987 – 1991

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The 14th PRS/TRS/TFS/FS Roll of Honor

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Although this web log is focused on the 14TFS era of the squadron’s existence from 1987 to 1991, on occasions like Memorial Day it is appropriate to remember the Airmen of the 14th who gave their all for our country and our freedom since the squadron was first formed on 20 June 1942. This is the first version of the 14th’s Roll of Honor (lacking WWII information at this time).  Hand Salute!

Bancroft, William W. Jr. 1Lt, 14TRS. KIA on 13 Nov 1970 in RF-4C 66-0420; shot down by AAA during day over Route Pack I, NVN.

Behnfeldt, Roger E., Capt, 14TRS. MIA on 19 Aug 1972 in RF-4C 69-0355; shot down by SAM during day over Route Pack 6A, NVN. Postwar body recovered.

Bergevin, Charles L., 1Lt, 14TRS. MIA on 23 Aug 1968 in RF-4C 66-0466; shot down by fighter at night over Route Pack I, NVN. Postwar determined dead.

Brown, Donald A., Capt, 14TRS. MIA on 29 Jul 1970, in RF-4C 66-0436; shot down by fighter over Laos. Postwar determined dead.

Chavez, Gary A., Capt, 14TRS. MIA on 29 Jul 1970, in RF-4C 66-0436; shot down by fighter over Laos. Postwar determined dead.

Cuthbert, Bradley B., Capt, 14TRS. KIA on 23 Nov 1968 in RF-4C 66-0445; shot down by AAA during day over Route Pack I, NVN.

Edgar, Robert J., 1Lt, 14TRS. MIA on 4 Feb 1968, in RF-4C 66-0443; shot down by fighter at dawn over Laos. Postwar determined dead.

Gist, Tommy E., Capt, 14TRS. MIA on 18 May 1968 in RF-4C 66-0442; shot down by fighter during day over Route Pack I, NVN. Postwar determined dead.

Hicks, Terrin D., Capt, 14TRS. MIA on 15 Aug 1968 in RF-4C 66-0447; shot down by AAA during day over I Corps, SVN. Postwar determined dead.

Newendorp, James V., Capt, 14TRS. KIA on 1 Oct 1971 in RF-4C 66-0439; shot down by possible AAA during day over III Corps area, SVN.

Ott, William A., Capt, 14TFS. MIA on 8 Oct 1970 in RF-4C 68-0610; shot down by fighter at dusk over Laos. Postwar determined dead.

Palmer, Gilbert S., Jr., Maj, 14TRS. MIA on 27 Feb 1968 in RF-4C 66-0431; shot down by fighter during day over Route Package I, NVN. Postwar determined dead.

Potter, William T., 1Lt, 14TRS. MIA on 4 Feb 1968 in RF-4C 66-0443, shot down by fighter at dawn over Laos. Postwar determined dead.

Setterquist, Francis L., 1Lt, 14TRS. MIA on 23 Aug 1968 in RF-4C 66-0466; shot down by fighter at night over Route Pack I, NVN. Postwar determined dead.

Shay, Donald E., Jr., Capt, 14TRS. MIA on 8 Oct 1970 in RF-4C 68-0610; shot down by fighter at dusk over Laos. Postwar determined dead.

Simpson, Melvin Brice, 1Lt, 14FS. Died 17 Sep 1998 from injuries sustained in F-16C 90-0804; in takeoff accident on 24 Jul 1998 at Misawa Air Base, Japan.

Sneed, Warren B., Capt, 14FS. Lost at sea on 13 Nov 2000 in Misawa-based F-16C 90-0801; in mid-air collision with another F-16 west of Hokkaido, Japan, during Exercise Keen Sword.

Townsend, Francis W., 1Lt, 14TRS. MIA on 13 Aug 1972 in RF-4C 68-0604; shot down by AAA during day over Route Pack I, NVN. Postwar determined dead.

Williams, Billie Joe, 14TRS. MIA on 9 Dec 1972 in RF-4C 68-0597; shot down by SAM during day over Route Pack III. Postwar body recovered.

Wright, David I., Maj, 14TRS. KIA on 13 Nov 1970 in RF-4C 66-0420; shot down by AAA during day over Route Pack I, NVN.

Wright, Thomas T., Capt, 14TRS. MIA on 27 Feb 1968 in RF-4C 66-0431; shot down by fighter during day over Route Package I, NVN. Postwar determined dead.

References

RF-4C losses in SE Asia, at: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/48551247/Vietnam-Memories-RF-4C-Loss-Chronology

14FS F-16 losses, at: http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/mishaps-and-accidents/airforce/USAF/406/

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