HENRY, DAVID ALAN
Name: David Alan Henry
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O2
Unit: USS Constellation
Date of Birth: 30 July 1941
Home City of Record: EL CERRITO CA
Date of Loss: 19 September 1966
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 184217 North 1073628 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Other Personnel in Incident: FRANK BROWN, 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
Gulf of Tonkin, 120 miles out, probably near ship
No further information available at this time.
On September 19, 1966, an F-4B Phantom II (bureau number 152315)
carrying two crew members performed a catapult launch from the
deck of the USS Constellation (CVA 64), stationed in the Gulf of
Tonkin. When it was about one mile forward of the ship, the
Phantom crashed into the water and exploded. A search of the
crash site was conducted, but no sign of either occupant of the
Phantom could be located. Both crew members remain unaccounted
Lieutenant Junior Grade David Alan Henry, who joined the U.S.
Navy from California, was a member of Fighter Squadron 151. He
was a crew member aboard the Phantom when it crashed, and was
lost with the aircraft. His remains were not recovered. Today,
Lieutenant Junior Grade Henry is memorialized on the Courts of
the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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