MAJ James E Cripps was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/09/1982 at the age of 40.3 from Lost at Sea
Hamden, CT
Flight Class 68-30
Date of Birth 06/04/1942
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
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More detail on this person: S.C. Marine Pilot Apparently Lost At Sea United Press International MANILA, Philippines A U.S. Marine F-4 piloted by a South Carolinian mysteriously disappeared while on routine training in the South China Sea and a Navy spokesman said Tuesday the two crewmen were "presumed lost at sea". Lt. Stephan Honda, a spokesman at Subic Bay Naval Base, said the F-4 aircraft was last seen by an accompanying F-4 Saturday at 6:15 p.m. local time, approximately 10 miles southwest of the Naval Air Station at Cubi Point. Cubi Point is adjacent to Subic, located 60 miles northwest of Manila. The missing F-4 was piloted by Maj. James E. Cripps, 40, of Laurel Bay, S.C., attached to Marine Corps fighter Squadron VMFA 312 based at the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station. The second crewmember was radar intercept officer Lt. Col. Robert J. Johnson Jr., 41, Burke, VA.

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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