ALLOWAY, CLYDE DOUGLAS
Name: Clyde Douglas Alloway
Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/E5
Date of Birth: 18 October 1937
Home City of Record: Portsmouth NH
Date of Loss: 07 June 1970
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 1060650 North 1082124 East
Status (in 1973): Killed in Action/Body not recovered
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: AC119K # 5935
Other Personnel in Incident: pilot unknown
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. 2020
CACCF states crashed offshore MR1. Alloway was part of the aircrew.
No further information available at this time.
TSGT CLYDE DOUGLAS ALLOWAY
On June 6, 1970, an AC-119K Stinger (tail number 52-5935, call
sign "Lemon 10") with a crew of ten developed engine trouble
shortly after take-off from Da Nang Air Base and crashed in the
South China Sea in the vicinity of (GC) 48Q BT 167 840. Search
and rescue (SAR) teams located and rescued nine of the crew but
could not locate the tenth crew member.
Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Clyde Douglas Alloway, who joined the U.S.
Air Force from New Hampshire, served with the 18th Special
Operations Squadron. He was the illuminator operator aboard the
Stinger when it crashed. After the crash, he made radio contact
with the Search and Rescue (SAR) team and stated that he was
tangled in his parachute and unable to remain above the surface
of the water. The SAR team was unable to locate him and he was
not heard from again. Subsequent to the incident and while
carried in the status of missing in action, the U.S. Air Force
promoted SSgt Alloway to the rank of Technical Sergeant (TSgt).
Today, TSgt Alloway is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing
at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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