ALLEN WILLIAM L #1

CPT William L. Allen was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/20/1976 at the age of 32.9 from A/C accident
Lebanon, CT
Flight Class 67-23
Date of Birth 04/10/1943
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Jay Miller, TAGCEN Casualty database.

More detail on this person: 101 ABN in Kentucky. Aircraft crashed in a windstorm less than 1 mile from the airfield. Pilots (Group & BN Safety Officers) tried to beat a thunderstorm flying back to Campbell AAF. Aircraft was found at first light the next day, with the only recognizable feature being the tail boom sticking straight up out of the ground.

Additional information: I was one of the pilots that searched for Jeff that night. They were actually outbound from CAAF to retrieve LTC T G Allen from the field during a Bn Exercise. ( I don't have direct knowledge of that fact, but they were on standby at CAAF in support of Bn Staff during the exercise) There was a line of severe thunderstorms in the area that forced them down.

From: Jay Miller

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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