Ted Peter Neura, Jr

United States Air Force
01 May 1932 - 12 December 1963
Hialeah, Florida
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USAF Pilot

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Ted Peter Neura, Jr

28 Nov 2005

Ted was a T-29 pilot at Navigator Training School, Harlingen AFB, Texas 1958-61. He was an avid scuba diver. As an Instructor Navigator, I flew with him on several occasions and since I was a fisherman we shared our ideas. He told me that where I was fishing in the surf at Padre Island, many large 5-6 feet long sharks patrolled the beach where I stood to fish. Ted's observations made me much more aware of my surroundings after that. I heard of Ted's death in 1964 when I began to fly in-country. He was the first of some 15 Harlingen navigator and pilot friends who lost their lives for our country. Fond memories of Ted and his shark finding expeditions.

Jimmy Pickens

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Four men died on 12 Dec 1963 in the crash of an Army light transport, U-1A tail number 58-01690:
  • CPT Clarence L. Moorer, Charleston, SC, pilot, 18th Trans Co, 145th Avn Bn
  • 2LT Louis A. Carricarte, Miami, FL, copilot, 18th Trans Co, 145th Avn Bn
  • SP4 Michael P. Martin, Monaca, PA, crew chief, 18th Trans Co, 145th Avn Bn
  • Capt Ted P. Neura, USAF, Hialeah, FL, pax, 1173rd Spec Activity Sqdn

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