Krommenhoek, Jeffrey Martin, 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, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Carrier Air Wing 16 (CVW-16)
Service Years
1962 - 1967
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Tailhook
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sioux City
Last Address
Sioux City

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
28E 068

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesVeterans of the Vietnam WarVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1961, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States - Assoc. Page
  1967, Veterans of the Vietnam War
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Yankee Station, North Vietnam
Start Year
1964
End Year
1973

Description
Yankee Station was a point in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Vietnam used by the U.S. Navy aircraft carriers of Task Force 77 to launch strikes in the Vietnam War. While its official designation was "Point Yankee," it was universally referred to as Yankee Station. Carriers conducting air operations at Yankee Station were said to be "on the line" and statistical summaries were based on days on the line.
The name derived from it being the geographic reference point "Y", pronounced "Yankee" in the NATO phonetic alphabet. In turn the term Point Yankee derived from the launch point for "Yankee Team" aerial reconnaissance missions over Laos conducted in 1964. It was located about 190 km due east of Dong Hoi, at 17° 30' N and 108° 30' E.

During the two periods of sustained air operations against North Vietnam (March 2, 1965-October 31, 1968 and March 30, 1972-December 29, 1972) there were normally three carriers on the line, each conducting air operations for twelve hours, then off for twelve hours. One of the carriers would operate from noon to midnight, another from midnight to noon, and one during daylight hours, which gave 24-hour coverage plus additional effort during daylight hours, when sorties were most effective. However at the end of May, 1972, six carriers were for a short period of time on the line at Yankee Station conducting Linebacker strikes.

The first aircraft carrier at Yankee Station was USS Kitty Hawk, which was ordered there in April 1964 for the Yankee Team missions. Kitty Hawk was joined by Ticonderoga in May and Constellation in June, two months prior to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Ticonderoga and Constellation launched the first bombing missions from Yankee Station on August 5, 1964. Constellation was also the last carrier conducting operations at Yankee Station on August 15, 1973. USS Forrestal suffered a major accident while at Yankee Station when a series of fires and explosions on her deck killed 134 men and injured another 161.

A corresponding Dixie Station in the South China Sea off the Mekong Delta was a single carrier point for conducting strikes within South Vietnam from May 15, 1965 to August 3, 1966.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1964
To Year
1973
 
Last Updated:
Sep 22, 2017
   
Personal Memories

Memories
She then stood out of San Francisco Bay 16 June to take station in waters off Vietnam. Designated flagship of Carrier Division 9 in Subic Bay 9 July, she commenced "Yankee Station" operations 14 July. While on the line, 26 July, she provided medical assistance to the fire-ravaged attack carrier Forrestal.
On 26 October 1967, then-Lieutenant Commander John McCain flew off of Oriskany in an A-4 Skyhawk on his 23rd bombing mission of the Vietnam War.

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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