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Name: CPT Hoang Van Nguyen
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/03/1966 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Service: Vietnam Air Force.
Unit: 219 VNAF SQDN
Service: Vietnam Air Force.
Short Summary: Died while flying SOG RT Nevada from Kham Duc to Kontum while tail boom folded inflight.
Aircraft: CH-34
Call sign: KINGBEE
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Accident
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZB188874

Additional information about this casualty:
The American SOG soldier called this pilot "Mustachio" because of his finely trimmed mustache. He was highly respected by the SOG soldiers because neither impossible ground fire nor unflyable weather stopped him. Dozen of SOG men survived purely because "can't" was not in his vocabulary. "He was absolutely fearless!" said one American SOG officer.

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Date posted on this site: 11/13/2023

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