Cleary, Peter McArthur
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Hometown:Colchester
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State:Connecticut
 
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Branch:Air Force
Rank:Major
Era:Vietnam
Military History:
DOD:10/10/1972
Death Details:Captains Peter M. Cleary, pilot, and Leonardo C. Leonor, weapons system operator, departed Udorn RTAFB in F-4E on a mission to direct strikes against targets in Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam. Upon completing their mission, Cleary and Leonor reported they were switching frequencies and returning to base. They were tracked on radar crossing the North Vietnamese coast in the vicinity of Ron - but then disappeared from command post radar screens. Subsequent search and rescue operations failed to locate the aircraft or crew. Both were classified as Missing in Action. In the early 1990s, the joint US/Vietnam task force undertook excavations of an F-4 crash site and recovered aircraft parts and human remains. On February 25, 2002, the remains were officially identified as those of Clearly and Leonor.
Cemetery:Arlington National (April 12, 2002)
 
Added On:05/17/2019
Source:National Archives, virtualwall.org

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