West, John Thomas, Capt

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Primary Unit
1969-1970, 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1963 - 1970
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Ubon RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Jan 02, 1970
MIA-Finding of Death
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
15W 117
Military Service Number
Not Specified

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial1 - Assoc. Page

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack25th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1969-1970, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
  1969-1970, 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1970 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
 Colleges Attended 
University of Maryland at College Park
  1961-1965, University of Maryland at College Park
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1969-1970, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Capt. John T. West and 1Lt. Ronnie G. Lindstrom were co-pilots of an F4D Phantom which departed as second aircraft in a flight of two from Ubon Airfield on January 2, 1970 on an operational mission over Laos.

As the aircraft were near the Sepone River in Savannakhet Province, about 10 miles from the border of South Vietnam, West and Lindstrom's aircraft was seen to crash. The flight leader saw the aircraft descend and saw the wreckage on the ground, but observed no parachutes. No emergency radio beeper signals were heard to indicate that West and Lindstrom safely ejected from the aircraft."

Source: http://www.pownetwork.org

Note: Both men were declared Missing In Action. Capt. West was declared deceased in 1974. His body was not recovered.
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