Name: 1LT Alan Charles De Craene
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/16/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.8
Date of Birth: 05/09/1945
Home City: Kewanee, IL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 13W-019
Short Summary: Hit top of a mountain S.E. of Hue/Phu Bai while delivering blood - night IFR with 1LT Joel Warren Sampsell.
Aircraft: CH-46D tail number 153954
Call sign: Cattle Call
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7562 = Pilot CH-46 Qualified
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Started Tour: 07/25/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY, KEWANEE, IL
This record was last updated on 06/06/1996
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