DS3 Keavin Lee Terrell

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DS3 Keavin Lee Terrell

Postby Rick Ward on Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:25 am


Name: Keavin Lee Terrell
Rank/Branch: E4/USN
Date of Birth: 05 October 1949
Home City of Record: Baton Rouge LA
Date of Loss: 02 October 1969
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 175402N 1073602E (YE754810)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: C2A
Refno: 2004

Personnel In Incident: Terry L. Beck; Richard W. Bell; Michael L. Bowman;
Frank Bytheway; Rolando C. Dayao; Donald C. Dean; Herbert H. Dilger; Carl J.
Ellerd; James J. Fowler; Roy G. Fowler; Leonardo M. Gan; Paul E. Gore;
William D. Gorsuch; Rayford J. Hill; Delvin L. Kohler; Howard M. Koslosky;
Robert B. Leonard; Richard A. Livingston; Ronald W. Montgomery; William R.
Moore; Paul K. Moser; Kenneth M. Prentice; Fidel G. Salazar; Keavin L.
Terrell; Michael J. Tye; Reynaldo R. Viado (all missing)


SYNOPSIS: On October 2, 1969, a C2A "Greyhound" cargo aircraft from Reserve
Cargo Squadron 50 departed Cubi Point Naval Air Station, Republic of the
Philippines on a shuttle flight to various aircraft carriers in the Gulf of
Tonkin in Vietnam, including the USS CONSTELLATION, the USS WALKER, the USS

The flight crew onboard the aircraft, assigned to Fleet Support Squadron 50
based in Atsugi Naval Air Station, Japan, included the pilot, Lt. Herbert H.
Dilger; co-pilot, Lt. Richard A. Livingston; air crewman, Petty Officer 3rd
Class Paul K. Moser; aircraft captain, Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael J.
Tye; and loadmaster-trainee, Petty Officer 3rd Class Rayford J. Hill. Most
of the twenty passengers appear to be bound for the USS CONSTELLATION, but
one was bound for the USS LONG BEACH, one of the four Philippine citizens
onboard was headed for the USS HAMMER, and two to the USS WALKER.

The aircraft was inbound to the CONSTITUTION and made communication at about
0600 hours, reporting that operations were normal. When communicatons were
established with the Carrier Air Control, control was passed to the Marshall
controller (Approach Control). The carrier's radar continued tracking the
aircraft until approximately 0655, at which time radar contact was lost at
about 10 nautical miles from the CONSTELLATION.

Helicopter search and rescue efforts were immediately initiated from the
ship. The helicopter began sighting an oil slick and debris. A few pieces of
aircraft were recovered, and analysis of this debris indicated that the
aircraft was in a relatively high speed nose down, right wing down impact
with the water or had a possible right wing failure before impact. There was
no sign of survivors, nor were any bodies recovered.
R. B. Ward DSCM(SW)
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Re: DS3 Keavin Lee Terrell

Postby Mike Florio on Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:27 pm

Thanks for doing the research, Rick.
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