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Robert John Davies
Birth: Nov. 21, 1947
Rhinelander
Oneida County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1967, Vietnam

19 years, 8 months, 8 days

VF-74, USS FORRESTAL CVW-17, TF 77, 7TH FLEET
United States Navy

USS FORRESTAL arrived on Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin on 25 July 1967 and immediately began combat operations. The first four days were routine; the fifth day, 29 July, was not.

At 10:52 AM a 5-inch Zuni rocket accidentally fired across the crowded flight deck, impacting an armed A-4 Skyhawk. The resulting explosions and fires raged for 13 hours and more, killing 135 crewmen with hundreds more injured.

 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 46, Site 556-558
 
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Originally Created by: Robert
Record added: Jan 22, 2007
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Robert John Davies
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