Ralph Carol Balcom Missing in Action May 15, 1966

Ralph Carol Balcom 


Unit: 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron 

Date of Birth: 24-Dec-33
Date of Death: 15-May-66
City: Seattle
State: WA

Notes: Colonel Balcom was a member of the 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron. On May 15, 1966, he was the pilot of a Thunderchief Fighter (F-105D) on a mission 20 miles north of the Demilitarized Zone in Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam when his aircraft was shot down. He parachuted to the ground and contact was lost. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For more information see: http://taskforceomegainc.org/b075.htm



Did you know Ralph Carol Balcom? Did you serve with him? Did you wear his bracelet? Do you have a story of him or photo to share?  If you can answer yes to any of those questions, please leave a comment, so all can know that he has not been forgotten.

1 comment:

Doreen Quigley said...

I proudly wear Colonel Balcoms bracelet and will until the day he comes home.