ROBERT F WEIMORTS
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HONORED ON PANEL 6E, LINE 129 OF THE WALL

ROBERT FRANKLIN WEIMORTS

WALL NAME

ROBERT F WEIMORTS

PANEL / LINE

6E/129

DATE OF BIRTH

12/23/1934

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/22/1966

HOME OF RECORD

EIGHT MILE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mobile County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LCDR

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT FRANKLIN WEIMORTS
POSTED ON 11.21.2015

Final Mission of LTCDR Robert F. Weimorts

LTCDR Robert F. Weimorts and LTJG William B. Nickerson were pilots assigned to Attack Squadron 85 onboard the USS Kitty Hawk. On April 22, 1966, the two were assigned a combat air reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam. Weimorts was the pilot of their A-6A while Nickerson served as the bombardier/navigator. Immediately following roll-out from the bombing run on a target near the city of Vinh in Ha Tinh Province, the wingman observed Weimorts' aircraft impact into the water, about 5 miles offshore. The cause of the crash was unknown. Neither Weimorts nor Nickerson was seen to eject. No survivors or remains were recovered. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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POSTED ON 5.21.2014

Final Mission of LCDR Robert F. Weimorts

The USS KITTY HAWK was on duty in Vietnam as early as 1964 and had 131 combat sorties to its credit by the end of 1965, and many more through the remaining years of the Vietnam war. The KITTY HAWK was one of the Forrestal-class "super" carriers, and could operate up to ninety aircraft from her angled deck. One of the aircraft launched from the decks of the KITTY HAWK was the Grumman A-6 Intruder. The Intruder is a two-man all weather, low-altitude, carrier-based attack plane, with versions adapted as aerial tanker and electronic warfare platform. The A-6A primarily flew close-air-support, all-weather and night attacks on enemy troop concentrations, and night interdiction missions. Its advanced navigation and attack system, known as DIANE (Digital Integrated Attack Navigation Equipment) allowed small precision targets, such as bridges, barracks and fuel depots to be located and attacked in all weather conditions, day or night. The planes were credited with some of the most difficult single-plane strikes in the war, including the destruction of the Hai Duong bridge between Hanoi and Haiphong by a single A-6. Their missions were tough, but their crews among the most talented and most courageous to serve the United States. LCDR Robert F. Weimorts and LTJG William B. Nickerson were pilots assigned to Attack Squadron 85 onboard the USS KITTY HAWK. On April 22, 1966, the two were assigned a combat air reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam. Weimorts was the pilot of their A-6A while Nickerson served as the Bombardier/Navigator. Immediately following roll-out from the bombing run on a target near the city of Vinh in Ha Tinh Province, the wingman observed Weimorts' aircraft impact into the water, about 5 miles offshore. The cause of the crash was unknown. Neither Weimorts nor Nickerson was seen to eject. No survivors or remains were recovered. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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POSTED ON 12.10.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LCDR Robert Franklin Weimorts, 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 8.27.2012

Remembrance

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POSTED ON 10.19.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Robert has a military marker in his memory at Arlington National Cemetery. DFC-GS
AM-3 GS NCM PH
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