Allen, Henry Lewis, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1144E-Forward Air Controller
Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 1144E, 56th Special Operations Wing/56th Special Operations Wing Detachment 1
Service Years
1967 - 1970
Major

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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1943
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SMSgt Joseph Pizzimenti (Piz) to remember Allen, Henry Lewis ("Hank", "Tiger"), Maj.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Daytona Beach
Last Address
Udorn RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Mar 26, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Bayboro Baptist Church - Bayboro, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12W 044

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 Unit Assignments
56th Special Operations Wing/56th Special Operations Wing Detachment 1
  1969-1970, 1144E, 56th Special Operations Wing/56th Special Operations Wing Detachment 1
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1970 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  O-1/L-19 Bird Dog  
  1967-1969, F-4 Phantom
  1970-1970, O-1/L-19 Bird Dog
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Allen was a "Raven" Forward Air Controller flying an O-1 aircraft supporting General Vang Pao in the "Barrel Roll "area of northern Laos. He and Major Richard Elzinga were lost due to unknown causes and their bodies were not recovered.

He was part of the Forward Air Controller assignment with the "Steve Canyon Project". This was a secret mission and the pilots were assigned to the American Ambassador to Laos appearing as civilians.
   
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