KEMP, CLAYTON CHARLES Jr.
Name: Clayton Charles Kemp Jr.
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/E4
Date of Birth: 09 October 1947
Home City of Record: WHEATRIDGE CO
Date of Loss: 12 January 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 182453 North 1065610 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: SH3A #149909
Other Personnel in Incident:
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
CACCF/CRASH/AIRCREW/2 YRS United States Navy
No further information available at this time.
AX3 CLAYTON CHARLES KEMP JR.
On January 12, 1967, an SH-3A Sea King (bureau number 149909)
with a crew of six was approaching the aircraft carrier USS
Bennington (CVS-20) in the Gulf of Tonkin when it crashed for
unknown reasons approximately 2,000 yards from the ship. Search
and rescue efforts were launched immediately and continued over
the next twenty-four hours; searchers succeeded in recovering
four survivors but the last two crew members could not be found,
and none of the survivors reported seeing them after the crash.
Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technician Third Class Clayton
Charles Kemp Jr., who entered the U.S. Navy from Colorado, was a
crew member on this Sea King at the time of its loss and could
not be recovered. He remains unaccounted for. Today, Aviation
Antisubmarine Warfare Technician Third Class Kemp is
memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National
Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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