Coyman, Peter R., SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43171F-C130 Crew Chief
Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1964-1965, 315th Air Division
Service Years
1958 - 1965
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1939
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
St Petersburg, FL
Last Address
TACHIKAWA AB, JAPAN

Casualty Date
Apr 24, 1965
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thailand
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
New Saint Mary Cemetery - Dover, New Hampshire
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 107

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 Unit Assignments
Strategic Air Command (SAC)509th Bombardment Wing, Medium715th Bombardment Squadron, Medium509th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
815th Troop Carrier Squadron - Flying Jennies315th Air Division
  1957-1962, 43151E, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1957-1962, 43151E, 509th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1957-1962, 43151E, 715th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1958-1962, 43151E, 509th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
  1962-1965, 43171F, 815th Troop Carrier Squadron - Flying Jennies
  1964-1965, 815th Troop Carrier Squadron - Flying Jennies
  1964-1965, 315th Air Division
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  1965-1965 Vietnam Advisory Campaign (1961-65)
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C-130 Hercules  
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Last Known Activity
SSgt. Peter R Coyman served with the 815th Troop Carrier Squadron,315th Air Division out of TACHIKAWA JAPAN.

He was killed aboard a C-130A (#57-0475) near Korat RTAFB, Thailand along with a crew of 5 others. The aircraft developed engine trouble, losing 2 engines, and crashed into a mountain in poor weather conditions following a go around. It had been returning from a flare drop "Blind Bat" mission.

Crew killed in the incident:
Major Theodore Loeschner, pilot
Capt Robert Butterfield, navigator
Capt Charles Dansby, co-pilot
SSGT Peter Coyman
SSGT Donnie Ezell
SGT James Gray
   
Comments/Citation
This was the first Hercules hull lose related to the war in Southeast Asia.
   
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