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LTJG Marlow Erling Madsen
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Birth: May 24, 1939
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1967, Vietnam

In Loving Memory ... LTJG. Marlow Erling Madsen.
*** FAG Shannon D - Cemetery office has no record of this person, They also reported, specifically:There is no Marlow Madsen listed in the directory. There are several Madsen's. Is it possible they went by a different name?
*** Marlow has a military marker in his memory at Graceland Cemetery, Sioux City,IA. AM-7GS NCM Posted by: Robert Sage
*** Lieutenant Junior Grade Madsen, U.S. Naval Reserve, was a member of Attack Squadron 52, Carrier Air Wing 19 aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS TICONDEROGA (CVA-14). On January 18, 1967, he was the pilot of a Douglas Attack Skyrader (A-1H) on a combat mission over North Vietnam. When he returned to the carrier he was not able to reduce the speed of the aircraft to landing speed, circled the carrier and crashed into the sea. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in your family and those who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!

Age: 27
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth May 24, 1939
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Father, Frank Olaf Madsen , Born in Iowa Born Jan. 27, 1909 and died Jan. 20, 1999 in Woodbury, Iowa at the age of 90 yrs. and Mother, Agnes Cuhel Madsen, Born est.1911 in Iowa, both are living in Minneapolis, Minn.

***** "United States Census, 1940"
Name: Marlow E Madsen
Titles and Terms: Infant
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Area C, Sioux City, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 0
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birthplace: Iowa
Birth Year (Estimated): 1940
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Frank Olaf Madsen M 31 Iowa
Wife Agnes Madsen F 28 Iowa
Son George Madsen M 7 Iowa
Daughter Bettie Madsen F 4 Iowa
~ ~ ~ . Son Marlow E Madsen M 0 Iowa

1930 - Census
Head Rassmus C Madsen M 55 Denmark (Grandfather)
Wife Ragnhilde A Madsen F 53 Norway (Grandmother)
Son Frank O Madsen M 21 Iowa (Dad)
Daughter Mildred M Madsen F 13 Iowa (Aunt)

1920 - Census
Head Rasmus Madsen M 45 Denmark (Grandfather)
Wife Rachel Madsen F 44 Norway (Grandmother - Ragnhilde/Rachel)
Son Olaf Madsen M 11 Iowa (Dad - Frank Olaf)
Son George Madsen M 7 Iowa (Uncle)
Daughter Mildred Madsen F 3 Iowa (Aunt)
Son Marlo Madsen M 16 Iowa (Uncle)

LTJG - O2 - Navy - Reserve
Length of service 4 years
His tour began on Jan 18, 1967
Casualty was on Jan 18, 1967

Body was not recovered
Panel 14E - Line 49

Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)

LTJG Marlow E. Madsen was a pilot assigned to Attack Squadron 52 onboard the aircraft carrier USS TICONDEROGA. On January 18, 1967 LTJG Madsen was returning from a combat flight during which his aircraft sustained no damage. The aircraft broke off and commenced turning down wind for a
straight-in approach. LTJG Madsen was unable to slow the aircraft to landing speed, even though he had extended landing gear and side dive brakes.

Madsen's aircraft passed from starboard to port just aft of the fantail and commenced a steep degree angle of bank to port to continue the approach. After the turn, the side brakes were closed and the aircraft appeared to steepen its angle of bank.

Afterward, the aircraft appeared to stall with the nose dropping below the horizon, the wings began to level and the pilot raised the gear and attempted to recover. At about 100 feet the aircraft appeared to nose down again.

Personnel onboard the TICONDEROGA watched helplessly as the left wing dropped and the aircraft entered the water. The canopy on the aircraft was closed.

There was no evidence that the pilot added power or that engine or flight control was a factor, although it was felt that the stall spin was pilot-induced.

The plane guard destroyer and ship's helicopter were on the scene within one minute and found no trace of the pilot. Weather at the time of attempted recovery was clear and visibility unlimited.

Graceland Park Cemetery
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Eddieb
Record added: Oct 26, 2012
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LTJG Marlow Erling Madsen
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LTJG Marlow Erling Madsen
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