SPARENBERG, BERNARD JOHN
Name: Bernard John Sparenberg
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/E7
Date of Birth: 27 March 1929
Home City of Record: BALTIMORE MD
Date of Loss: 05 February 1966
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
No further information available at this time.
CSF BENARD JOHN SPARENBERG
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
Chief Shipfitter Bernard John Sparenberg, who entered the U.S.
Navy from Maryland, 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, Chief Shipfitter Sparenberg is
memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National
Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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