JOHN B CAUSEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 77 OF THE WALL

JOHN BERNARD CAUSEY

WALL NAME

JOHN B CAUSEY

PANEL / LINE

5E/77

DATE OF BIRTH

03/03/1937

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/25/1966

HOME OF RECORD

GRANITE CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Madison County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN BERNARD CAUSEY
POSTED ON 12.27.2021

Final Mission of CAPT John B. Causey

The U.S. Air Force Douglas RB-66C Destroyer was a specialized electronic reconnaissance and electronic countermeasures (ECM) aircraft. Unarmed RB-66C planes flew numerous missions during the Vietnam War. They helped gather electronic intelligence about North Vietnamese defenses, and provided protection on bombing missions of Air Force F-105 Thunderchiefs by jamming North Vietnamese radar systems. On February 25, 1966, an RB-66C Destroyer (#54-0457) from the 41st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, carrying six crew members, took off on a combat mission over Vinh, North Vietnam. During the operation, an enemy surface-to-air missile damaged the aircraft. The Destroyer headed out to sea and a mayday call was initiated. The crew was forced to eject over the Gulf of Tonkin. Search and rescue efforts were made, and five survivors were rescued; however, one crew member, CAPT John B. Causey, the Electronic Warfare Supervisor, could not be located. He was reported Missing in Action, then listed as presumed dead, body not recoverable. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and pownetwork.org]
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POSTED ON 12.16.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. It remains my fervent hope you will be returned home after the passage of so many years....
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POSTED ON 2.25.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 84th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

POW-MIA...Never Forget
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POSTED ON 2.25.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

Captain John B Causey was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his conspicuous gallantry in action. He served as a Navigator and Electronic Warfare Officer. He was assigned to the 41st Tactical Recon Squadron, 355th Tactical Air Wing, 13th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 2.25.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Captain John B Causey was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served as a Navigator and Electronic Warfare Officer. He was assigned to the 41st Tactical Recon Squadron, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, 13th Air Force.
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