Name: John Hunter Crews III
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O2
Date of Birth: 31 December 1941
Home City of Record: ASHVILLE NC
Date of Loss: 22 May 68
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 173330 North  1061815 East
Status (in 1973): Presumptive Finding of Death
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4D #0246
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 1188

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.  2015


No further information available at this time.

Subject: Submission
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:35:06 +0000
From: William M. Killian


Here are some details from 2 MIA's that are lacking in your database:

On May 22, 1968, a U.S. Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II (660246) from the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing based at the Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base was on a mission flown by CAPT John H. Crews III and 1LT Dean P. St. Pierre. While attacking a truck convoy on a road 20 miles west of Dong Hoi, their aircraft was hit by 85mm anti-aircraft fire. Both crewmen were listed as KIA and no remains were recovered. [Taken from]



William M. Killian

Social Studies Department Co-Chair

Pioneer Valley High School