Cuthbert, Stephen Howard, Maj

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1972-1972, 432nd Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1965 - 1972
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Home Town
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Udorn RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Jul 03, 1972
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
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San Francisco National Cemetery - San Francisco, California
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01W 052

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13th Tactical Fighter Squadron432nd Tactical Fighter Wing
  1971-1972, 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1972-1972, 432nd Tactical Fighter Wing
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  1972-1972 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
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My name is Bill Thaler. I was stationed with Steve in the Phillipines and was stationed at Ubon when Steve was shot down. Steve was marking a target for me when he was shot down. It must have been small arms fire since there were no tracers or other evidence of ground fire. Steve and his GIB both bailed out, and two good chutes were seen. No radio contact was ever established with either man even though we worked the area for several hours until dark. Steve's pitter was a POW and returned from North Vietnam with Steve's wedding band. Obviously, the North Vietnamese know what happened to Steve Cuthbert; but, to my knowledge, he was always listed as MIA.
Posted by: Bill Thaler
The F4J fighter plane piloted by Stephen Cuthbert and navigated by Marion
"Tony" Marshall was shot down on July 3, 1972, 70 miles northwest of Dong
Hoi in North Vietnam. A September 1972 Radio Hanoi broadcast stated that the
North Vietnamese had captured Capt. Marshall and mentioned the pilot,
Cuthbert, by name.

Marshall was taken prisoner and subsequently released in the spring of 1973.
He maintains that he never revealed the correct name of his pilot, although
just one week before he was to be released, Marshall's Vietnamese captors
returned his personal belongings to him, and included Cuthbert's custom-made
wedding band.

The Vietnamese deny any knowledge of Cuthbert. They maintain that to
"discover" additional information on Americans, they must have increased
"cooperation" from the United States so that their people will perceive
"good will." Cuthbert is one of nearly 2500 Americans lost in Southeast
Asia, and only one of many about whom the Vietnamese have certain knowledge
which they are withholding.

Stephen H. Cuthbert was promoted to the rank of Major during the period he
was maintained Missing in Action.

On December 20, 1990, the U.S. announced that remains returned by the
Vietnamese the previous September had been positively identified as those of
Stephen H. Cuthbert.

Source:  POW Network


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