|Over the years there have been a lot of people who asked about where we could get
accurate information on C-130s lost in SEA and also on the crews. There
are many excellent sources out there with plenty of information. They do not always agree.
My primary sources were:
I made a list of every accident, incident, ground loss, and combat loss mentioned in these sources along with others brought up by individuals and started to verify them. I was able to get a copy of the official DoD loss report for aircraft in SEA, The Center for Naval Analysis Loss Damage Database, and used it to crosscheck the lists I had made up.
I had help from a lot of readers of the C-130 Hercules Headquarters web site and particularly from Reg Manning who got a lot of his Special Forces troops to supply information and photographs, and also Lewie Alley at the AF Safety Center. I have kept all the information I received and if anyone has any questions feel free to E mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I have names of most of the crew members but not all. Also Reg led me to a web site where with a date or a name you can verify any KIA/MIAs. It is No Quarter: The VietNam Casualty Search Page.
On some of the combat losses/ops losses, there were differences in opinion as to the cause. I listed the cause given in official records. Any doubts or questions always were resolved in favor of the flight crew.
There are still two unanswered questions. If I get more information I will update these lists. I do have requests for information in but who knows how long it will take.
If anyone would like to add to this or has any questions, I will do my best to answer them.
Now on to the lists:
You can contact Bob Daley at email@example.com
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