GRAY, HAROLD EDWIN JR.

Name: Harold Edwin Gray Jr.
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O4
Unit:
Date of Birth: 06 October 1930
Home City of Record: NEW YORK NY
Date of Loss: 07 August 1965
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 172700 North  1063658 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A1H #135329
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0121

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: CRASH EXPLODE NO PARA SEEN

CACCF/CRASH/PILOT

No further information available at this time.

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01/2020

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LCDR HAROLD EDWIN GRAY JR.

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Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Harold Edwin Gray Jr., who joined the U.S. Navy from New York, served with Attack Squadron 25 aboard the USS Midway (CVA 41). On August 7, 1965, he piloted an A-1H Skyraider (bureau number: 135329, call sign: "Canasta") on a combat mission over North Vietnam. After he delivered his ordnance on the target, his aircraft crashed and exploded in the vicinity of (GC) 48Q XE 729 316. Witnesses state that he made no attempt to bail out, and no parachutes were sighted. His remains could not be recovered. Today, Lieutenant Commander Gray is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.  

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