Bartocci, John Eugene, 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
1968-1968, 131X, USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19)
Service Years
1958 - 1968
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New York, NY
Last Address
New York, NY

Casualty Date
Aug 31, 1968
Non Hostile- Body Not Recovered
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
W45 012

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  1968-1968, 131X, VF-24

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VF-24 Unit Page

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 VF-24 Details


Fighter Squadron 24 was originally commissioned as Fighter Squadron 211 in June 1955 at 
NAS Moffett Field. The unit flew the FJ-3 Fury aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard. The squadron transitioned to the F8U Crusader in 1957. Then on 9 March 1959, the Squadron was redesignated VF-24 Fighter Squadron 24

VF-24 made deployments to the Western Pacific aboard USS Midway, USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) andUSS Hancock from 1959 to 1975. While on duty, the squadron earned the Presidential Unit CitationNavy Unit Commendation (2 awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation (5 awards), Battle Efficiency Award (1972), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3 awards), and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Meda
While deployed aboard USS Bon Homme Richard (Carrier Air Wing Twenty One), Lieutenant Commander Bobby C. Lee and Lieutenant Phillip R. Wood became the first VF-24 pilots to shoot down MiG aircraft over North Vietnam on May 19, 1967,. The MiGs were shot downed withAIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles. Then on July 21, 1967, Commander Marion H. Issacks (XO) and Lieutenant Commander Robert L. Kirkwood made the 3rd and 4th MiG kills for their Squadron with 20 mm guns and Sidewinder missiles. The MiG-killing "Fighting Renegades" became one of the Navy's first "Ace" squadrons


Lt Phil Wood: MIG-17, 19 May 1967
LCDR Bobby Lee: MIG-17, 19 May 1967
CDR Marion Isaacks: MIG-17, 21 July 1967
LTJG Phil Dempewolf: MIG-17, 21 July 1967
LCDR Robert Kirkwood: MIG-17, 21 July 1967

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Fixed Wing

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Last Updated: Aug 31, 2019
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1969 USS Hancock Cruise Book Memoriam Page
13 Members Also There at Same Time

Swigart, Paul Eugene, LTJG, (1965-1969) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Burns, Joseph, LT, (1956-1977) AO AO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Ownby, Jim, PO2, (1968-1972) AT AT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Pack, Benjamin, PO2, (1966-1970) AQF AQF-8324 Petty Officer Second Class
Smith, Robert, PO2, (1966-1970) AD AD-8257 Petty Officer Second Class
Wilhelm, Allen, PO2, (1965-1969) AE AE-8324 Petty Officer Second Class
Hawkins, Errol C. (Rusty), PO3, (1967-1971) AT AT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Turnage, Morris, MCPO, (1963-1993) PR PR-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Campbell, Gary, SN, (1965-1969) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Ramos, Richard, AN, (1966-1970) AN AN-0000 Airman
Black, Robert, AA, (1966-1970) AK AK-0000 Airman Apprentice
Walker, Nino, CPO, (1965-1998) NC Chief Petty Officer
Hall, James, SCPO, (1960-1985) Petty Officer Second Class

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