Amspacher, William Harry, Jr., AT3 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
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
AT-Aviation Electronics Technician

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

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

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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
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  Jul 13, 1988, Remains Return to US Soil
  Nov 13, 1988, Remains Identified
  Aug 02, 2016, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On June 2, 1965, an EA1F "Spad" electronics aircraft launched from the USS MIDWAY for assistance in a search and rescue mission over North Vietnam. The crew of the Spad was LTJG M.D. McMican, pilot; LTJG Gerald M. Romano, navigation officer; Petty Officer Third Class William H. Amspacher, Electronic Countermeasures Operator, and ATN 3 Thomas L. Plants.  While circling the scene of an [unnamed] A4E pilot's ejection over the South China Sea, the Spad was hit by enemy fire and was observed to crash land and burn on the nearby coast. While still over the water, a crewmember was seen to bail out, but his parachute did not open, and he fell into the sea.

July 13 1988, the Vietnamese returned remains they stated were those of 25 American servicemen. Three of the remains were positively identified as being those of Amspacher, McMican and Romano.  Amspacher was Postively Identified on Nov 14, 1988. 

   
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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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