COONS, HENRY ALBERT
Name: Henry Albert Coons
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O4
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
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A6A #152938
Other Personnel in Incident: Stegman, Thomas
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 2020
No further information available at this time.
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 15:28:22 -0400
From: Bob Golden
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
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.