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
Category: 3
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: AC119K # 5935
Other Personnel in Incident: pilot unknown
Refno: 1629

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.





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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.  

Based on all information available, DPAA assessed the individual's case to be in the analytical category of Non-recoverable.

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