Crotwell, Byron Hugh, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier
Service Years
1952 - 1966
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jackson
Last Address
Nha Trang Air Base

Casualty Date
Jan 13, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Binh Dinh
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Cedarlawn Cemetery - Jackson, Mississippi
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 068

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 Unit Assignments
310th Air Commando Squadron, Troop Carrier315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier
  1966-1966, 310th Air Commando Squadron, Troop Carrier
  1966-1966, 315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  1966-1966, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SSGT Crotwell was was killed while aboard a C-123 B transport aircraft providing support to a group of A-1E aircraft during combat operations when one of the A-1E Skyraiders hit the C-123 causing both aircraft to crash.

"News Release - Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs), Washington DC - 20301, Immediate Release, January 17, 1966, No. 48-66 (C11), US Casualties in Vietnam: 

FROM MISSING TO DEAD - HOSTILE

MISSISSIPPI

S/SGT Byron H. Crotwell, husband of Mrs. Barbara A. Crotwell, 1904 Willow Way, Jackson"
   
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