Fleet Cyber Command/Tenth Fleet
April 18, 2010
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On April 15, 1969 a U.S. Navy VQ-1 EC-121M (callsign, “Deep Sea 129”) flew a routine Beggar Shadow reconnaissance mission over the Sea of Japan. At roughly 1347 local time, while approximately 90 NM off the North Korean coast, the aircraft was shot down by two North Korean MiG-21 fighters. Below are the 31 crewmen were killed.
Captain John Marion Lietwiler’s biography follows:
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The last surviving member of On-The-Roof Gang member passes.
A 101 year old retired Navy Captain, World War II veteran, and former World War II prisoner of war (POW), passed peacefully from this life on March 11, 2020.
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On April 10, 1963, the USS Thresher (SSN 593) sank during deep-diving tests about 220 miles (350 km) east of Boston, Massachusetts, killing all 129 crew and shipyard personnel aboard. Her loss was a watershed for the U.S. Navy, leading to the implementation of a rigorous submarine safety program known as SUBSAFE. The first nuclear submarine lost at sea, Thresher was also the first of only two submarines that killed more than 100 people aboard; the other was the Russian Kursk, which sank with 118 aboard in 2000.
Master Chief Vertin’s biography follows:
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