HAVILAND, ROY ELBERT
Name: Roy Elbert Haviland
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O2
Fighter Squadron 21
Date of Birth: 19 April 1948
Home City of Record: NEW YORK NY
Date of Loss: 30 January 1973
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 172658 North 1075056 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4J #158361
Other Personnel in Incident: JAMES DUENSING, KIA/BNR
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
No further information available at this time.
On January 30, 1973, an F-4J Phantom II (bureau number 158361)
with two crew members took part in a two-plane combat air patrol
mission over the Gulf of Tonkin. While returning to their
aircraft carrier, the USS Ranger (CVA 61), the two aircraft
collided in mid-air, causing both to crash into the water. The
crew of the other aircraft managed to escape and were rescued
from the water; however, the crew of this Phantom could not be
recovered, despite a search which lasted throughout the night
and into the next day.
Lieutenant Junior Grade Roy Elbert Haviland, who entered the
U.S. Navy from New York, served with Fighter Squadron 21 aboard
the Ranger and was the second crew member on this Phantom at the
time of its loss. He remains unaccounted for. Today, Lieutenant
Junior Grade Haviland is memorialized on the Courts of the
Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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