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
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Technical Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pasadena, TX
Last Address
Ban Me Thuot, SVN

Casualty Date
Mar 19, 1970
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
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
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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.

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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