John Joseph Bach III – Captain, United States Air Force

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Captain John Joseph Bach III was from Petersburg, Virginia and born on 7 April 1939. He was 30 and single when he died. Captain Bach had eight years service and had been in combat 259 days. He was a Raven Forward Air Controller in Laos and his body was recovered. Captain Bach was assigned as a civilian to the Ambassador to Laos. He flew an O-1 aircraft to support General Vang Pao in the Barrel Roll area of northern Laos. Most of the fighting took place in an area known as the Plain of Jars.


  • Full Name: JOHN JOSEPH BACH III
  • Date of Birth: 4/7/1939
  • Date of Casualty: 4/20/1969
  • Home of Record: PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA
  • Branch of Service: AIR FORCE
  • Rank: CAPT
  • Casualty Country: LAOS
  • Casualty Province: LZ

  • BACH, JOHN JOSEPH III
  • Captain, United States Air Force
  •  DATE OF BIRTH: 04/07/1939
  •  DATE OF DEATH: 04/20/1969
  •  BURIED AT: SECTION 36  SITE 1990
  •  ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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