STODDARD, CLARENCE WILLIAM JR.

Name: Clarence William Stoddard Jr.
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O5
Unit:
Date of Birth: 30 January 1927
Home City of Record: CORPUS CHRISTI TX
Date of Loss: 14 September 1966
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 184459 North  1055159 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A1H #139756
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0458

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:

CACCF/ATLANTA,IDAHO/CRASH/PILOT/18 YRS UNITED STATES NAVY

No further information available at this time.

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Library of Congress files:

Combat Zone Aircraft Mishap Report
Name: Clarence W. Stoddard

Subjects: Aircraft downed; Over Water; Killed

Comments: related messages enclosed

Reel: 218

Page: 8-14

Type of Document: Message

Date of Report: 66 09 16

Date of Information: 66 09 14

Document Number: 160657ZSEP66

Originator: USS Coral Sea

Category: Casualty files


post-1975 Vietnam: Change of Category from Dead to Remains Nonrecoverable
Country: post-1975 Vietnam

Name: Clarence W. Stoddard

Subjects: Aircraft downed; Killed

Comments: Over Water

Reel: 218

Page: 18

Type of Document: Miscellaneous

Date of Report: 74 08 29

Date of Information: 66 09 14

Originator: JCRC

Category: Casualty files
 

 

NVN: Biographic Site report for REFNO 0458
Country: NVN

Name: STODDARD, CLARENCE W. JR.

Subjects: OVER WATER; Crash site; NGHI THIET VILLAGE; CUA LO ESTUARY

Reel: 366

Page: 180-182

Type of Document: Automated Data Extract

Date of Report: 93 12 15

Date of Information: 66 09 14

Originator: JTFFA

Category: JTFFA FILES

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CDR CLARENCE WILLIAM STODDARD JR.

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Commander Clarence William Stoddard Jr., who joined the U.S. Navy from Texas, was a member of Attack Squadron 25, embarked aboard the USS Coral Sea (CVA 43). On September 14, 1966, he piloted a single-seat A-1H Skyraider (bureau number 139756) as part of a two-plane coastal reconnaissance mission. During the mission, CDR Stoddard’s Skyraider was hit by a surface-to-air missile, causing it to crash and explode in the vicinity of (GC) 48Q WF 913 732. CDR Stoddard was not seen to parachute from the aircraft before it went down, and search teams could not locate him at the crash site. He remains unaccounted-for. Today, Commander Stoddard is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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