Dooley, James Edward, 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, USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
Service Years
1964 - 1967
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Manchester Center, VT
Last Address
Manchester Center, VT

Casualty Date
Oct 22, 1967
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
28E 048

 Official Badges 

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
VA-163 SaintsUSS Oriskany (CVA-34)
  1967-1967, VA-163 Saints
  1967-1967, USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Boston College
  1960-1964, Boston College1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Service Dates
  Oct 30, 2012, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
LTJG James E. Dooley was a pilot assigned to Attack Squadron 163 onboard the USS ORISKANY. On October 22, 1967, Dooley was flying an A4E aircraft in the second division of Attack Squadron 163. The aircraft was on a strike mission over North Vietnam. The target was the Haiphong railroad yard. It is believed that Dooley's aircraft hit anti-aircraft fire as he pulled off the target. Witnesses observed his aircraft straight and level and streaming fuel while heading eastward toward open water at approximately 6,000 feet. The aircraft then commenced a gradual descent heading toward the water and crashed. The aircraft impacted in the water in a nose and wing down attitude about one mile from land. A thorough search of the area was conducted by the strike group but there was no evidence of a survivor. There was no parachute seen, nor any radio transmission from the target area to the site of impact. The surrounding land area was densely populated and if he had ejected he most certainly would have been captured immediately. James E. Dooley was placed in a status of Missing in Action. After six years, and following the end of the war, Dooley's status was changed to Presumed Killed in Action because there was no evidence that he was alive.
  Grade at loss:   O2
  Note:            Promoted while in MIA status
  Start Tour:         Not Recorded
  Incident Date:    10/22/1967
  Casualty Date:   12/03/1973 Officaly Declared Dead
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