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Maj Stephen Jay Kott

Maj Stephen Jay Kott

Birth
Death 31 Oct 1967 (aged 27)
Vietnam
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 8 Site 9184
Memorial ID 23540488 · View Source
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Major Stephen J. Kott of Greenville, South Carolina. On the night of 30/31 Oct 1967, A-6A BuNo 152601 launched from Danang as the number two aircraft in a flight of two targeted for a radar bombing strike against the Canal des Rapides Bridge southeast of Hanoi. The two aircraft were from Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 242 (VMA(AW)-242), and 152601 was crewed by Captain Hugh M. Fanning, pilot, and Captain Stephen J. Kott, bombardier-navigator. The flight proceeded to the target without incident. The flight leader completed his run and Fanning indicated via radio that he was commencing his attack. Fanning's aircraft went down during or immediately after his attack run. Search and rescue efforts were impractical due to the high threat in the area and both men initially were classed as missing in action. Intelligence reports indicated that Captain Kott had been killed in the crash but there was a possibility Captain Fanning had been captured. Captain Kott eventually was reclassified as Killed in Action/Body not Recovered while Fanning was continued in MIA status. Both men had been promoted to Major while in MIA status. Stephen is honored on Panel 28E, Row 104 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
VMA(AW)-242, MAG-11, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps

Gravesite Details Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu Hawaii - Tablets of the Missing - USMC - Vietnam

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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 24 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23540488
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Stephen Jay Kott (12 May 1940–31 Oct 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23540488, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .