Banta, Thomas Alfred, LT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1958-1958, USS Randolph (CVA-15)
Service Years
1954 - 1958
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Drexel Hill, PA
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Sep 25, 1958
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section: ME Grave: 59 (Cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Thomas A. Banta was killed when the bridle detached from one hook and dragged A4D-2 BuNo 142702 sideways down track and upside down into sea. His body was not recovered. 
   
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Deployment - Mediterranean (MED) Cruise '58
Start Year
1958
End Year
1958

Description
A Mediterranean Cruise is a ship's deployment from her home port, usually lasting between 5 and 8 months. Ships visit different ports such as Athens, Istanbul, Izmir, Naples, Livorno and Gibralter . The ships hosted foreign militaries, performed numerous underway replenishments-at-sea and conducted general quarters drills, fire drills and maritime patrols.
US Navy provides during these deployments provocative "freedom of navigation" operations, known as FONOPS, that send warships into the disputed areas around the world on any given year.
Any cruise is hazardous with sailors injured or killed during flight, refueling, ordnance, operations or weather; day or night. Foriegn military vessels threatening by fast approach to ramming. Often at times ships are endangered by low fly overs from hostile aircraft.

 
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1958
To Year
1958
 
Last Updated:
Jan 2, 2018
   
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