Handly, Edward Clarence, Capt

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Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier
Service Years
1959 - 1966

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Shelbyville, IN
Last Address
Danang AB, RVN

Casualty Date
Jan 25, 1966
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 090

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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From Steve Handly posted by 700 Short, Diane (TWS Chief Admin) 579
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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
311th Air Commando Squadron315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier
  1965-1966, 311th Air Commando Squadron
  1965-1966, 315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Purdue University
  1956-1959, Purdue University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  1965-1966, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain Handly served with the 311th Air Commando Squadron.  His tour began 7 April 1965.

Captain Handly was part of a four man crew flying a C-123K (#54-0702) enroute from An Khe to Bon Son.

The aircraft carried 42 American soldiers of the 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division and explosive ammunition (mortar shells and grenades) when it flew into a hillside as it took off from An Khe.  Low cloud ceiling and rain at the time of the accident, but the accident was possibly due to mechanical failure of the No. 2 engine.  The aircraft came down 5 miles east of An Khe.

This was part of "Operation Masher".

Crew lost:
Capt. Harry R. Crumley, co-pilot 
Capt. Edward C. Handly, pilot 
SSgt. Leonard Williams
SSgt. Richard D. Youtsey

42 Soldiers, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division


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