Warren Leroy Anderson
Colonel, United States Air Force
Warren Leroy Anderson was born on December
27, 1932 and joined the Armed
He served in the United States Air Force, 16th TRS, Tan Son Nhut Air Base, and attained the rank of Colonel.
Warren Leroy Anderson is listed as Missing in Action.
There is a "In Memory Of" stone in his name
in Arlington National Cemetery.
First Lieuenant James H. Tucker was the pilot of an RF4C Phantom jet flying on an unarmed night reconnaissance flight over a heavily defended North Vietnamese anti-aircraft complex when all contact with their aircraft was lost. His backseater on the mission was Captain Warren L. Anderson. It was Anderson's third mission in Vietnam.
The mission was to photograph an anti-aircraft
complex 15 miles north of Dong Hoi, North Vietnam. The aircraft was being
monitored by forward radar units in South Vietnam. As the aircraft crossed
a mountain range to descended on the target, radio and radar contact was
lost, and could not be reestablished. An electronic search was begun immediately
and a visual search as soon as daylight permitted. Nothing was ever found
of the aircraft or its crew. In 1973, 591 Americans were released
from Vietnamese prisons; Anderson and Tucker were
Anderson was awarded the Distinguished
Flying Cross for obtaining vital photos on an unarmed craft over
the area where he later disappeared. Because there has never been any word
of James Tucker or Warren Anderson, their families wonder if they are alive
or dead. And, if alive, how much longer much they wait for their country
to bring them home?