Bowman, William Parker, MSgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Primary Unit
1968-1968, Department of the Air Force, Pentagon
Service Years
1952 - 1968
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago, Illinois
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut Air Base

Casualty Date
Oct 21, 1968
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Darlac (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
40W 009

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Support UnitsDepartment of Defense (DOD)
  1968-1968, 6250th Support Squadron
  1968-1968, Department of the Air Force, Pentagon
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  
  1968-1968, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
MSgt. Bowman was killed in a C-47 (#45-0934) that crashed 30 miles south of Ban Me Thuot in Darlac Province, South Vietnam. The aircraft, which belonged to the 460th Tac Recon Wing at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, was enroute to Hong Kong via Danang, carrying a load of R&R personnel. While enroute the pilot declared an emergency, stating that the port engine had failed and that the propeller would not feather. He requested and received vectors for an emergency landing at Ban Me Thout, but instead hit a mountainside at the 2300 foot level.

21 servicemen and 2 civilians were killed. 17 of these men were assigned to Det 1, 460th TRW.
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