Cook, Harold Clarence, MSgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant E-7
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 315th Air Commando Wing
Service Years
1949 - 1967
Master Sergeant E-7

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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Palm Beach
Last Address
West Palm Beach

Casualty Date
Sep 04, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Lam Dong
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens - Fort Myers, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
25E 096

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 Unit Assignments
12th Air Commando Squadron315th Air Commando Wing
  1967-1967, 12th Air Commando Squadron
  1967-1967, 315th Air Commando Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  1967-1967, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
MSgt. Cook was killed when the C-123K Provider (#54-0621) in which he was flying went down under hostile fire near Dong Hoi, Lam Dong province on 4 September 1967.

Eleven crew and passengers were killed in the loss. He flew as a passenger.
(Some discrepancy, as one source states the aircraft was lost in a fierce storm, crashing on approach to Bao Loc Airstrip).

Crew:
Crew: Lt. Col. Merle D. Turner, (pilot)
Capt Edward L. Goucher, (co-pilot)
A1C James R. Mayo (loadmaster)

Passengers:
TSgt. Jacklin M. Boatwright (Operation Ranchhand)
MSgt Harold C. Cook (Operation Ranchhand)
Capt William B. Mahone (Operation Ranchhand)
Capt Virgil K. Kelley, Jr. (Operation Ranchhand)

Passengers (all Combat Controllers/CCT with (8th Aerial Port Squadron, 377th Combat Support Group)
MSgt Charles A. Paradise
TSgt Fredrick L. Thrower
A1C Gerard L. J. Gauthier
A1C William E. Jerkins
   
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Notes/Links:

http://www.vvmf.org//index.cfm?SectionID=110&Wall_Id_No=10257
http://www.cctmemorial.com/Brothers/Date-List.html (list of Combat Controllers lost in this aircraft incident)

http://www.socrata.com/views/q2te-8cvq/rows.xls?accessType=DOWNLOAD (air crash data)
http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19670904-0 (crash data)

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=69761064&PIpi=42326999

http://c123sinsea.org/C-123-Crashes.php

http://www.virtualwall.org/dc/CookHC01a.htm
   
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