JAMES A DUENSING
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 113 OF THE WALL

JAMES ALLYN DUENSING

WALL NAME

JAMES A DUENSING

PANEL / LINE

1W/113

DATE OF BIRTH

10/11/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/30/1973

HOME OF RECORD

LOS ALTOS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Santa Clara County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LT

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES ALLYN DUENSING
POSTED ON 4.21.2016

Final Mission of LT James A. Duensing

On January 30, 1973, pilot LT James A. Duensing and LTJG Roy E. Haviland were crew members aboard an F-4J aircraft (#158361) in a flight of two returning to the USS Ranger from a barrier combat patrol mission over the Gulf of Tonkin. About 90 miles north of Da Nang over the Gulf of Tonkin, and 90 miles from the USS Ranger, a mid-air collision occurred between the two aircraft. The crew of the second aircraft reported by survival radio that they were in the water. The USS Horne was immediately dispatched to the location and was able to rescue the surviving crew of the second aircraft. The search for LT Duensing and his flight officer continued throughout the night and the following day, but without success. A conclusive determination of death was made by the Department of the Navy on February 8, 1973. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 1.20.2015
POSTED BY: Robert R Mabrey

My Friend

A fellow pilot/veteran and High School/college friend, Think of you and miss you.
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POSTED ON 1.30.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LT James Allyn Duensing, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 10.20.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

James has a marker in his honor at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano County,CA.
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POSTED ON 6.24.2013

If I should die...remembrances for LT James Allyn DUENSING, USN...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not olike others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.

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