Bednarek, Jonathan Bruce, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1555C-Weapon Systems Officer
Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1972-1972, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
Service Years
1970 - 1972

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Greenlawn, NY
Last Address
Da Nang AB, South Vietnam

Casualty Date
May 18, 1972
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Calverton National Cemetery - Calverton, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 027/Section 2 Grave # 210

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421st Tactical Fighter Squadron366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
  1972-1972, 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1972-1972, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
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  1972-1972 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
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Last Known Activity
Then, 1st Lt.  Wesley Ratzel and 1st Lt. Jonathan B. Bednarek, on 18 May, 1972, they took off from  Da Nang Air Base, were downed near the city of Kep in Ha Bac Province, North Vietnam.  No parachutes were seen and they were listed as MIA.  Brought down by a MiG-17 near Kep, from the 923rd Regiment, VPAF.

Their remains were "discovered" in 1988 and repatriated.

See: I. Toperczer, MiG-17 and MiG-19 Units of the Vietnam War, Osprey Combat Aircraft 25, 2001, page 90.

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