Name: William Sterlin Stringham
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/E4
Unit: Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115
Date of Birth: 07 April 1950
Home City of Record: GARDEN GROVE CA
Date of Loss: 03 February 1973
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 240822 North  1115308 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: CVA
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



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Aviation Machinists Mate Third Class William Sterling Stringham, who joined the U.S. Navy from California, was a member of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115, embarked aboard the USS Midway (CVA 41). On February 3, 1973, he failed to report for duty at his assigned work center. A search of his sleeping quarters and a questioning of his acquaintances revealed that he had not been seen since that morning. The entire Midway was searched, but ADR3 Sterling was not seen or heard from following his disappearance, and his remains have not been recovered. Today, Aviation Machinists Mate Third Class Stringham is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Based on all information available, DPAA assessed the individual's case to be in the analytical category of Non-recoverable.

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