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LTJG James Hamilton Hise
Birth: Apr. 29, 1941
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1967, Vietnam

In Memory of ..... LTJG. James Hamilton Hise.
*** James is not located with his Dad and Mom - no record according to cemetery

*** Lieutenant Hise, U.S. Naval Reserve, was a member of Fighter Squadron 53, Carrier Air Wing 5 aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS HANCOCK (CVA-19). On March 25, 1967, he was the pilot of a Vought Crusader Fighter (F-8E) an a non-combat flight off the coast of South Vietnam when his aircraft 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 those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!

Age: 25
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Apr 29, 1941
From: DES MOINES, Iowa
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Father, Donald W. Hise - Navy Casualty on 4-12-1967 (1910-1965/7), and Mother, Jane B Hise Gibson (1916-1977)of Des Moines, Iowa and Brother, LTJG George E. Hise of San Francisco, CA.

***** ( Photo's ) - My husband J Earl McCormick was stationed with James in VF-53 at the time of James' death. I was going through some of my husband's old paper the other day and came across this pamphlet the USS Hancock published for James' memorial service. Just thought you might like to have the bio part.
One thing in his Find A Grave memorial page
that is "troubling" is the line where it states his tour of duty began Mar 25, 1967 as you can see in the bio, he reported to duty with VF-53 at NAS Miramar San Diego CA in December of 1964. You will also see that his brother was serving with him.
I will attach all 4 pages of the pamphlet.
Thanks for all your work on Find A Grave
Take care, Mary Lou McCormick

***** Jim & I were roommates on his first tour in Viet Nam on the USS Ticonderoga 1965-1966. When he was killed on the Hancock, he had just made a perfect (OK-3) landing, but the wire broke. Jim ejected, but his chute did not have time to open. Although the most junior pilot in the squadron on his first tour, he was by far the best pilot. I will never forget him.
I must correct the statement that he was returning from a non-combat flight. Jim was most definitely returning from a combat flight.
- Robert Lyon
Added: Mar. 16, 2013

Length of service 4 years
Casualty was on Mar 25, 1967
Rank/Branch: O2/US Navy
Date of Birth: 29 April 1941
Home City of Record: Des Moines IA
Date of Loss: 25 March 1967
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: (none given)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F8E
Refno: 0631

Body was not recovered
Panel 17E - Line 44

Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)

Lt.JG James H. Hise was the pilot of an F8E conducting a non-combat flight off the coast of South Vietnam on March 25, 1967.

At an unspecified point, Hise's aircraft crashed at sea.

No further details have been made publicly available.

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Come meet with us or ride with us across Iowa to show support for those who can't...
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5:00PM POW/MIA tribute and overnight camping, or a bunk in one of the 25 racks in a Vietnam Mine Sweeper at Omaha's Navy Park
SUNDAY May 19th we depart Omaha, Nebraska for Davenport, Iowa via Marshalltown, Iowa and the Iowa Veterans Home where we will have lunch.
U.S. Unaccounted-For from the Vietnam War POW/MIA/KIA
Body not Recovered - Defense POW/Missing Office
James Hamilton Hise - Des Moines, Iowa
F-8E 149147 NP-VF-53
USS HANCOCK - The ship's arrester gear failed and fell into the sea, LTJG James Hamilton Hise (KIA)

A very large Thank you to FAG contributor Mary Lou McCormick for sponsoring the memorial for James Hise.


Family links: 
  Donald W Hise (1910 - 1965)
  Jane Rebecca Boiler Gibson (1916 - 1977)
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
GPS (lat/lon): 21.3136, -157.84703
*Cenotaph [?]
Created by: Eddieb
Record added: Jan 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63599711
LTJG James Hamilton Hise
Added by: Robert Lyon
LTJG James Hamilton Hise
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LTJG James Hamilton Hise
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- Mary Lou McCormick
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