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Capt John Bernard Causey
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Birth: Mar. 3, 1937
Granite City
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1966, Vietnam

In Loving Memory ... Capt. John Bernard Causey.
*** CAUSEY, JOHN B, CAPT,US AIR FORCE, VIETNAM. DATE OF BIRTH: 1937-DATE OF DEATH: 1966. BURIED AT: FAMILY CEMETERY - DOVER, TN 37058
*** Captain Causey was a member of the 41st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. On February 26, 1966, he was the pilot of a Douglas Destroyer Reconnaissance Bomber (RB-66) on a mission over North Vietnam. when his plane crashed. 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 me, your brother, sisters and those who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!


JOHN BERNARD CAUSEY - Air Force - CAPT - O3
Age: 28
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Mar 3, 1937
From: GRANITE CITY, IL
Marital Status: Married - Judith K. Causey of Sacramento, CA. Parents: Father, Van T. Causey of Granite,ILL. and Mother, Lucy M. Woffard Causey of Granite, ILL, the married April 11, 1924 in Stewart Co., Tenn.(they were Divorced).
Your Brother, Owen Talmage Causey, Born March 10, 1932 and Died Sept. 26, 1987 and buried with your Dad in Hicks Cemetery (Note states, Son of Van Causey and Lucy Wofford)FAG #26229383.

***** Edna,
I just couldn't wait to tell you. One of my husband's cousin's is an overseer of Wofford Cemetery. I met with him for four hours today, talking about the Wofford Genealogy. Two hours of this time we spent going through the cemetery. I mentioned John to him, and showed him the printout from your request that stated John was MIA. Body never recovered. He told me that about 4-5 years ago parts of John were recovered and through DNA they identified him. He stated that it was published in out local newspaper, I will try to get a copy of it for you if you'd like to have it.
You may already know this, if so I'm very sorry for wasting your time.
Dot
Sept. 15,2012



CAPT - O3 - Air Force - Regular
Length of service 4 years
His tour began on Feb 25, 1966
Casualty was on Feb 25, 1966
In , NORTH VIETNAM
MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Air Force
Grade at loss: O3
Rank: Captain
ID No: 73187
MOS: -----: Not Recorded
Length Service: 04
Unit: 41ST TAC RECON SQDN, 355TH TAC FTR WING, 13TH AF

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Not Recorded
Incident Date: 02/25/1966
Casualty Date: 02/25/1966
Age at Loss: 28
Location: Gulf of Tonkin, North Vietnam
Remains: Body not recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Crew
Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash at sea
Hostile, died while missing, FIXED WING - PILOT
AIR LOSS, CRASH AT SEA

Body was not recovered
Panel 05E - Line 77


Other Personnel in Incident: The crew was rescued by the aircraft-carrier USS Ranger (CVA 61) with the exception of Captain Causey who remains MIA.
He was one of four EWO officers for this aircraft. The crew consisted of:
Major Robert Walker, Pilot
Captain John Kodlick, Navigator
1st Lt. James K. Beaty Jr., EWO Raven One
Captain Wayne Smith, EWO Raven Two
Captain James F. Thomson,EWO Raven Three
Captain. John B. Causey, EWO Raven Four.


Captain Causey was lost while flying in an EB-66C, call sign 'Gull One'.

The aircraft was brought down by an SA-2, ten miles northwest of Vinh, North Vietnam.

The crew was rescued by the aircraft-carrier USS Ranger (CVA 61) with the exception of Captain Causey who remains MIA.

Apparently, only his helmet was found.

He flew with the 41st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing and was lost on an ELINT/ECM Harassment Mission.


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 Parents:
  Van T Causey (1902 - 1971)
  Lucy Mae Wofford Causey (1907 - 1977)
 
 Siblings:
  Nina Mae Causey Littlejohn (1929 - ____)*
  Owen Talmage Causey (1932 - 1987)*
  John Bernard Causey (1937 - 1966)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wofford Cemetery
Stewart County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Eddieb
Record added: Jul 15, 2012
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