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U.S. Air Force Helicopter History
John Henry Call III, USAF, Captain (KIA)09 February 2020 – 06 April 1972
CALL, JOHN HENRY IIIREMAINS RETURNED 10/01/97Name: John Henry Call IIIRank/Branch: O2/US Air ForceUnit: 37th Air Rescue Squadron, Da Nang, South VietnamDate of Birth: 09 February 1947Home City of Record: Potomac MDDate of Loss: 06 April 1972Country of Loss: South VietnamLoss Coordinates: 164658N 1070157E (YD170595)Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not RecoveredCategory: 2Acft/Vehicle/Ground: HH53CPersonnel in Incident: April 2: Robin F. Gatwood; Wayne L. Bolte; AnthonyGiannangeli; Charles A. Levis; Henry M. Serex; (all missing from the EB66).LtCol. Iceal Hambleton (rescued after 12 days from EB66). Ronald P. Paschall;Byron K. Kulland; John W. Frink (all missing from UH1H rescue helicopter), JoseM. Astorga (captured and released in 1973 from UH1H). April 3: William J.Henderson (captured and released in 1973 from OV10A rescue craft); Mark Clark(rescued after 12 days from OV10A rescue craft). April 6: James H. Alley; AllenJ. Avery; Peter H. Chapman; John H. Call; William R. Pearson; Roy D. Prater(all KIA/BNR from HH53C “Jolly 52” rescue chopper). Also in very closeproximity to “Bat 21″on April 3: Allen D. Christensen; Douglas L. O’Neil;Edward W. Williams; Larry A. Zich (all missing from UH1H). April 7: Bruce C.Walker (evaded 11 days); Larry F. Potts (captured & died in POW camp) (bothmissing from OV10A).Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S.Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families,published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 1998.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~DOD – October 1, 1997The remains of seven American servicemen previously unaccounted-for fromSoutheast Asia have been identified and were returned to their families forburial in the United States.They are identified as Capt. Peter H. Chapman, Centerburg, Ohio; 1st Lt.John H. Call III, Potomac, Md.; Tech. Sgt. Allen J. Avery, Auburn,Mass.; Tech. Sgt. Roy D. Prater, Tiffin, Ohio; and Sgt. William R.Pearson, Webster, N.H., all U.S. Air Force personnel. The names of oneU.S. Air Force airman and one U.S. Army aviator will not be released atthe request of their families.