BELKNAP, HARRY JOHN
Jonas Ridge, NC





Name: Harry John Belknap
Rank/Branch: United States Navy/O1
Unit:
Date of Birth: 06 October 1939
Home City of Record: JONAS RIDGE NC
Date of Loss: 23 June 1966
Country of Loss: North Vietnam Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 182101 North 1073059 East
Status (in 1973): Killed in Action/Body not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4B #152324
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Lawrence Nyman, KIA/BNR
Refno: 0371

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action Combat Casualty File.
REMARKS: GULF OF TONKIN 120 MILES OUT USS CONSTELLATION - Probably near ship.
CACCF CRASH/AIRCREW
No further information available at this time.

Source: POW Network



On 23 June 1966 LTJG Lawrence F. Nyman, pilot, and ENS Harry J. Belknap, RIO, were the crew of an F-4B aircraft (BuNo 152324, call sign Switchbox 114) making a night carrier controlled approach to the USS Constellation. The pilot reported loss of altitude directional indicator, standby gyro, and radar gyro, and requested an approach on the wing of another aircraft. The approach proceeded normally to a point approximately 10 miles aft of the carrier and at an altitude of 1200 feet. At this point Lead observed LTJG Nyman's aircraft passing slightly above and in front, then continuing to the left as it began to descend. The flight leader radioed "Pull up, pull up". He next saw the aircraft inverted and impacting the water in a 30 degree nose down attitude. No ejections were observed. Search efforts were conducted but only aircraft debris was recovered.

Source: Virtual Wall



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