Bates, Kenneth Martin, Jr., LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1978-1979, 132X, USS Constellation (CV-64)
Service Years
1976 - 1979
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Mahopac, NY
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Dec 12, 1979
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Lost at Sea

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
In the Line of DutyUnited States Navy Memorial
  2016, In the Line of Duty [Verified]
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar
Naval Flight Officer Wings

 Duty Stations
VA-165 BoomersUSS Constellation (CV-64)
  1977-1979, 132X, VA-165 Boomers
  1978-1979, 132X, USS Constellation (CV-64)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1978-1978 Training Exercise - UNITAS '78
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  May 04, 2016, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On December 12, 1979 at about 4:00A.M., Navy Lieutenant J.G. Ken Bates was killed when the Grumman A-6 aircraft he piloted, NG523, Bureau Number 151566, pitched violently and suddenly into the ocean about 100 miles off San Diego immediately after having been catapult-launched from the aircraft carrier Constellation. The crash occurred within two to three seconds after launch and within several hundred feet forward of the bow of the Constellation.

Neither the bodies of Lieutenant Shaw and bombardier-navigator Lieutenant Bates nor the wreckage of NG523 were ever recovered.
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