BELKNAP, HARRY JOHN

Name:  Harry John Belknap
Rank/Branch: United States Navy/O1
Unit:  Fighter Squadron 151
Date of Birth: 06 October 1939
Home City of Record: JONAS RIDGE NC
Date of Loss: 23 June 1966
Country of Loss:  North Vietnam Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 182101 North  1073059 East
Status (in 1973): Killed in Action/Body not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4B #152324
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Lawrence Nyman, KIA/BNR
Refno: 0371

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

REMARKS: GULF OF TONKIN 120 MILES OUT USS CONSTELLATION - Probably near
ship

CACCF CRASH/AIRCREW


No further information available at this time.

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01/2020

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ENS HARRY JOHN BELKNAP

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On June 23, 1966, an F-4B Phantom II (bureau number 152324, call sign "Switchbox 114") with two crew members launched from the aircraft USS Constellation (CVA 64) as the second aircraft in a flight of two. After returning to the carrier and while making his landing approach, the pilot of "Switchbox 114" reported an equipment malfunction and requested to approach the deck on the lead aircraft's wing. "Switchbox 114"  then was observed to pass and go in front of the lead aircraft, descend and roll, and finally impact the water behind the carrier. No ejections were observed. Search efforts recovered only aircraft debris, but did not locate the two crew members.

Ensign Harry John Belknap entered the U.S. Navy from North Carolina and was a member of Fighter Squadron 151, embarked aboard the Constellation. He was a crew member aboard this Phantom II when it crashed, and his remains were not recovered. Today, Ensign Belknap 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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