Greenwood, James William, TSgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
A462X0-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1955 - 1970
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1937
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pasadena, TX
Last Address
Ban Me Thuot, SVN

Casualty Date
Mar 19, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fairview Cemetery - Denison, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12W 021

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20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets7th Air Force
  1969-1970, 20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets
  1969-1970, 7th Air Force
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UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)  
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The Mission


On 19 Mar 1970, two UH-1P aircraft of the 20th Special Operations Squadron based at Ban Me Thuot departed on a training flight. UH-1P tail number 65-07944, carrying a four-man crew, was shot down by enemy ground fire southeast of Ban Me Thuot. One gunner was thrown clear and survived, but three men died in the crash.
   
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United States Air Force Technical Sergeant served with the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Seventh Air Force. He was a gunner aboard a UH-1P Iroquois helicopter as the lead aircraft on a training flight south east of Ban Me Thuot that was shot down by enemy ground fire. Co-pilot, Capt Carlos A Estrada was also killed in the crash. The other gunner aboard survived and was rescued by a second aircraft on the mission.
 
 

 
   
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