CREWS, JOHN HUNTER III Name: John Hunter Crews III Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O2 Unit: Date of Birth: 31 December 1941 Home City of Record: ASHVILLE NC Date of Loss: 22 May 68 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 173330 North 1061815 East Status (in 1973): Presumptive Finding of Death Category: 2 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4D #0246 Missions: Other Personnel in Incident: Refno: 1188 Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action Combat Casualty File. 2015 REMARKS: No further information available at this time.
|Date:||Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:35:06 +0000|
|From:||William M. Killian|
On May 22, 1968, a U.S. Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II (66‑0246)
from the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing based at
the Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base was on a mission flown by CAPT John H.
Crews III and 1LT Dean P. St. Pierre. While attacking a truck convoy on a
road 20 miles west of Dong Hoi, their aircraft was hit by 85mm anti-aircraft
fire. Both crewmen were listed as KIA and no remains were recovered. [Taken
William M. Killian
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Pioneer Valley High School