COONS, HENRY ALBERT
Name: Henry Albert Coons Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O4 Unit: Date of Birth: 25 November 1933 Home City of Record: GERMANTOWN NY Date of Loss: 28 February 1968 Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water Loss Coordinates: 194400 North 1061700 East Status (in 1973): Presumptive Finding of Death Category: 5 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A6A #152938 Missions: Other Personnel in Incident: Stegman, Thomas Refno: 1064
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. Updated 07/23/2003
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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 15:28:22 -0400 From: Bob Golden To: email@example.com Subject: Vietnam MIA Henry Coons
One & All, Thank you for your diligent work with the POW/MIA issues.
My question for you regards Henry A. Coons, LTC, USN, MIA 2-28-68.
Henry was from my home town (Germantown, NY) and our parents were good friends. I have spent time with his mother and am disappointed that I cannot find any information about his disappearance.
She told me that he was flying a mission in advance to an attack-bombing mission in NVN. Henry's role was to do the electronic counter-measure work ahead of the bombers. She said that Henry had accomplished his mission and was headed home when his aircraft was hit by a SAM. That he made it to the ocean where they ditched.
She further told me that SAR found Henry's plane, his co-pilot's body, and even Henry's helmet. But they never found Henry. She also described the area where they ditched as 'bounty hunter alley' in that there were always a lot of oriental junk type vessels and a large bounty for captured pilots at the time.
I wear his bracelet and remember Henry fondly. Is there any way to find out more about what happened to him?
Do you have any other information about him?
Thank you for any information or assistance.
Regards, Bob Golden