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Lorence, Paul F.



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(Captain, U. S. Air Force, Weapons System Officer, F-111F Fighter Aircraft, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, GB) (17 Feb 1955 CA-15 Apr 1986 Gulf of Sidra, Libya, body not recovered) (BS-San Francisco State University) Air Medal, Purple Heart Medal
Aircraft shot down while participating in strikes against Libya during Operation El Dorado Canyon. Fatigue may have been a factor as the countries of France, Spain and Italy would not allow overflight forcing the strike aircraft to fly some 1300 miles out of the way in order to make the strike.

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