Fortner, Frederick John, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 131X, VA-155
Service Years
1964 - 1967
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pomona
Last Address
Pomona

Casualty Date
Oct 17, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Santa Rosa Cemetery - Cambria, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
28E 023

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 Unofficial Badges 

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial American Battle Monuments Commission
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, American Battle Monuments Commission

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 Duty Stations
Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLAdvanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)
USS Coral Sea (CV-43)VA-155
  1964-1964, 110X, Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
  1964-1964, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1965-1965, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1966-1966, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Faculty Staff)
  1967-1967, USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
  1967-1967, 131X, VA-155
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1967-1967 Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '67
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
USS Coral Sea (CV/CVB/CVA-43), a Midway-class aircraft carrier, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the Battle of the Coral Sea. She earned the affectionate nickname "Ageless Warrior" through her long career. Initially classified as an aircraft carrier with hull classification symbol CV-43, the contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding of Newport News, Virginia on 14 June 1943. She was reclassified as a "Large Aircraft Carrier" with hull classification symbol CVB-43 on 15 July 1943. Her keel was laid down on 10 July 1944. She was launched on 2 April 1946 sponsored by Mrs. Thomas C. Kinkaid, and commissioned on 1 October 1947 with Captain A.P. Storrs III in command.




                    


                                    
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