Amspacher, William Harry, Jr., PO3 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
AT-0000-Aviation Electronics Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Electronics Technician
Last Duty Station
1965-1965, USS Midway (CVA-41)
Service Years
1963 - 1965
Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
AT-Aviation Electronics Technician

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1944
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Canoga Park
Last Address
Canoga Park, California

Casualty Date
Jun 02, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oakwood Memorial Park - Chatsworth, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel 01E Line 130

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Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club


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 Duty Stations
VAW-13 ZappersUSS Midway (CVA-41)
  1963-1965, AT-6628, VAW-13 Zappers
  1965-1965, USS Midway (CVA-41)
 Combat and Operations History
  1964-1965 Yankee Station
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Aviation Electronics Radar Technician, Third Class Amspacher, United States Naval Reserve, was a member of the Electronic Attack Squadron 13 "Zappers", Carrier Air Wing 62 aboard the USS MIDWAY (CVA-41). On June 2, 1965, he was the electronic counter measures operator of a Douglas Electronic Surveillance Skyrader (EA-1F) on a search and rescue mission over the Gulf of Tonkin off North Vietnam. His aircraft was hit by enemy fire, crashed on land and burned. His remains were recovered on July 13, 1988. 
   
Comments/Citation
My Name is Gary C. Lowe, I was aboard the USS Midway CVA-41 on that day, June 2, 1965, when Billy and four others, PO2 Plants, Ltjg McMican, Ltjg Romano, and Ltjg Christian were all reported missing in action. I found some information on together we served, so I decided to contact his site administratior, Ted Hillis. Who turned the job over to me to keep Billy's and several other sailors personal page here at together we served. I ran the Midways  Closed circuit entertainment system, KMID radio & TV. I only knew Billy from his phone calls to the station asking that I play a specific record for him or men in his squadron. We spoke about our hometown, Canoga Park California. I told him that I had started high school at Canoga High School.  He slso said that he was born in July of 1944. I said that my older brother was also born in 1944.  I salute Billy, he was the one who wanted to be called Billy. And all who sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedome.     Gary C. Lowe 541-582-1825
e-mail mrdirt99@wildblue.net
   
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