MC CONNAUGHHAY, DAN DAILY
Name: Dan Daily McConnaughhay
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/E4
Date of Birth: 20 February 1942
Home City of Record: ARTESIA CA
Date of Loss: 05 February 66
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 0 0
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
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
REMARKS: DIED IN HELI CRASH
CACCF/CRASH/NON-AIRCREW/6 YRS USN/POSTHUMOUS PROMO
No further information available at this time.
SFM3 DAN DAILY MCCONNAUGHHAY
On February 5, 1966, an SH-3A Sea King (bureau number unknown)
with fifteen crew and passengers crashed in the South China Sea
while en route to the fleet oiler USS Navasota (AO 106). Search
and rescue efforts recovered twelve of the men from the
helicopter, but the last three could not be located following
Shipfitter (Metalsmith) Third Class Dan Daily McConnaughhay, who
entered the U.S. Navy from California, served aboard the
Navasota and was aboard this Sea King at the time of its loss.
He was not recovered and remains unaccounted for. Today,
Shipfitter (Metalsmith) Third Class McConnaughhay is
memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National
Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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