CORFIELD, STAN LEROY

Name: Stan Leroy Corfield
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/E5
Unit: HMM 165 MAG 36
Date of Birth: 25 August 1940
Home City of Record: GALLUP NM
Date of Loss: 01-May-67
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 153013 North  1085408 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: CH46A #150268
Missions:
Refno: 0665

Other Personnel in Incident: [Passengers]
Bailey, John H.; Dillworth Jr., Earl,; Gaughan, Roger C.; Guajardo, Hilario
H.; Lipton, Joseph P.; Smith, Carl A.; Soulier, Duwayne

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 2003 - see below for source.  2020

REMARKS:

Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 18:34:28 -0500
From: Jerry Ostapowicz <jostapwicz@comcast.net>
USMC/Vietnam Helicopter Association
Subject: Info on Corfield, Stanley L., et al             

Incident Date 670501 HMM-165 CH46A #150268

[Crew]
Corfield, Stan Leroy SSGT Gunner HMM-165 670501

[Passengers]
Bailey, John Howard SGT Pass HS,.M./3/5,1stMarDiv 670501
Dillworth Jr., Earl LCPL Pass,1stMarDiv 670501
Gaughan, Roger Conrad CPL Pass 3/5,1stMarDiv 670501
Guajardo, Hilario H PFC Pass HS,1/5,1stMarDiv 670501
Lipton, Joseph Price LCPL Pass 670501
Smith, Carl Arthur LCPL Pass Co.B./1stSupportBn 670501
Soulier, Duwayne PFC Pass HQ,7thCommBn,1stMarDiv 670501  

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BAILEY JOHN HOWARD : 2128311 : USMCR :SGT : E5 : 0311 : 19 : DOCENA : AL :
19670501 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT recovered : Offshore -
Military Reg 1 : 02 : 19470705 : Cauc : Protestant / single : 19E : 003
CORFIELD STAN LEROY : 1683185 : USMCR :SSGT : posthumous promotion : E5 :
6341 : 26 : GALLUP : NM : 19670501 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Crew : body NOT
recovered : Offshore - Military Reg 1 : 08 : 19400825 : Cauc :
Protestant/married : 19E : 004

DILLWORTH EARL JR : 2224346 : USMCR : LCPL : E3 : 0311 : 21 : SHEFFIELD : AL
: 19670501 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body recovered :Offshore -
Military Reg 1 : 01 : 19450607 : Negro : Protestant/married : 19E : 004

GAUGHAN ROGER CONRAD : 2117503 : USMCR : CPL : E4 : 0311 : 20 : BELCHERTOWN
: MA : 19670501 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT recovered :
Offshore - Military Reg 1 : 02 : 19460624 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/single :
19E : 005

GUAJARDO HILARIO H : 2313507 : USMCR :PFC : E2 : 0351 : 19 : SAN ANTONIO :
TX : 19670501 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT recovered :
Offshore - Military Reg 1 : 00 : 19471201 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/single :
19E : 005

LIPTON JOSEPH PRICE : 2243718 : USMCR : LCPL : E3 : 0311 : 18 : FLORAL PARK
: NY : 19670501 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body recovered :
Offshore, South Vietnam : 01 : 19490203 : Cauc : Protestant / single : 19E :
006

SMITH CARL ARTHUR : 2184978 : USMC : LCPL : E3 : 1381 : 21 : ATTICA : NY :
19670501 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT recovered : Offshore -
Military Reg 1 : 01 : 19460405 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/single : 19E : 007

SOULIER DUWAYNE : 2201329 : USMCR :PFC : E2 : 0351 : 20 : MILWAUKEE : WI :
19670501 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT recovered : Offshore -
Military Reg 1 : 01 : 19461231 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/single : 19E : 008

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Comments on Incident:
Medevac mission went down with medevacs aboard off hospital ship.

 

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SSGT STAN LEROY CORFIELD

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On May 1, 1967, a CH-46A Sea Knight (bureau number 150268) carrying seventeen on board that included crew members and passengers, was on a medical evacuation flight to the hospital ship, the USS Sanctuary (AH 17), when it crashed for unknown reasons and into the sea off the coast of South Vietnam. The aircraft wreckage quickly sank, but search and rescue efforts rescued nine survivors and also recovered the remains of two others killed in the crash. However, one crew member and five passengers were not recovered.

Sergeant Stan Leroy Corfield, who entered the U.S. Marine Corps from New Mexico, served with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165, Marine Air Group 36, 1st Marine Air Wing. He was a crew member on this helicopter when it crashed on May 1, 1967. He could not be recovered, and he remains unaccounted-for. Following this incident, the Marine Corps promoted Sgt Corfield to the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSgt). Today, Staff Sergeant Corfield is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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