Call, John H. III (KIA)

John Henry Call III, USAF, Captain (KIA)
09 February 2020 – 06 April 1972


Name: John Henry Call III
Rank/Branch: O2/US Air Force
Unit: 37th Air Rescue Squadron, Da Nang, South Vietnam
Date of Birth: 09 February 1947
Home City of Record: Potomac MD
Date of Loss: 06 April 1972
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 164658N 1070157E (YD170595)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: HH53C

Personnel in Incident: April 2: Robin F. Gatwood; Wayne L. Bolte; Anthony
Giannangeli; 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), Jose
M. 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; Allen
J. 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 close
proximity 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) (both
missing 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, 1997

The remains of seven American servicemen previously unaccounted-for from
Southeast Asia have been identified and were returned to their families for
burial 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 one
U.S. Air Force airman and one U.S. Army aviator will not be released at
the request of their families.

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