Estrada, Carlos A. (KIA)

Carlos Albert Estrada Jr.

Carlos Albert Estrada, Jr., Captain, USAF (KIA)
April 08, 1942 – March 19, 1970

On 19 Mar 1970, two UH-1P aircraft of the 20th Special Operations Squadron based at Ban Me Thuot departed on a training flight. UH-1P tail number 65-07944, carrying a four-man crew, was shot down by enemy ground fire southeast of Ban Me Thuot. One gunner was thrown clear and survived, but three men died in the crash:

  • Clyde W. Enderle, pilot;
  • Carlos A. Estrada, co-pilot; and
  • James W. Greenwood, gunner

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