Name: Larry Richard Todd
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/E4
Date of Birth: 02 February 1946
Home City of Record: CHAMBLEE GA
Date of Loss: 26 April 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 161630 North  1071322 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: C130B
Other Personnel in Incident: John McDaniel, Lilburn Stow, KIA/BNR
Refno: 1146

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: Ground hit, 5 remains recovered, not Todd's

Thua Thien near Lao border, 10 miles NW of A Shau


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On April 26, 1968, a C-130B Hercules (tail number 60-0298) with a crew of eight carried out an air drop mission in Thua Thien-Hue Province, South Vietnam. During the mission, the Hercules was hit by enemy fire that damaged its tail section. The pilot attempted an emergency landing at A Luoi Airfield in Thua Thien-Hue Province. As the aircraft came in to land, the plane’s damaged tail section broke off, causing the Hercules to crash and explode. A number of eyewitnesses to the shootdown stated that it appeared that the crew was discharging cargo from the tail section prior to its separation from the fuselage.  One observer on the ground said he saw something (possibly a person) leaping from the tail of the aircraft. Subsequent aerial observation of the crash site revealed no sign of survivors. The remains of five members of the aircraft’s crew were eventually recovered and identified; however, the other three crew members are still unaccounted for.

Sergeant Larry Richard Todd, who joined the U.S. Air Force from Georgia, was a member of the 29th Tactical Airlift Squadron. He was a loadmaster aboard the Hercules when it went down, and was lost with the aircraft. His remains have not been recovered. Today, Sergeant Todd is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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