TF 117

Norman Kelly Byassee

Engineman 2nd Class
United States Navy
14 August 1948 - 26 February 1970
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Norman Kelly Byassee

29 Apr 2008

To my Loving Brother,

I may not be able to see you, but you are not forgotten.

You will always live within my Heart.

Your Loving Sister

Mary E. Dwyer-Bach
8594 Oakland Road, Oakland, Arkansas 72661

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The US Naval Forces Vietnam History for February 1970 contains the following entry:
"The Naval Air Facility, Cam Ranh Bay, Detachment Ton Son Nhut, reported the crash of a UH-34D helicopter due to unknown causes six miles north of Long Xuyen Airfield. The three crewmembers and six passengers were killed."
The accident occurred on 26 Feb 1970 and was the result of a mechanical failure. The nine men killed in the crash were
  • Aircrew, all assigned to NAF Cam Ranh Bay:
    • LT Bernard L. Lefevre, North Hollywood, CA
    • LTJG Henry Hudson, Daly City, CA
    • ADR3 George A. Young, Robesonia, PA

  • Passengers:
    • EN2 Norman K. Byassee, Litchfield Park, AZ, River Division 131
    • EN2 David P. Hoffman, Florissant, MO, Mine Division 113
    • EM3 Ronald S. Bay, Phoenix, AZ, NAVSUPPACT Saigon
    • EN3 Robert L. Fallows, Charlotte, NC, NAVSUPPACT Saigon
    • RM3 Frank B. Glendenning, Bethany, MO, NAVSUPPACT Saigon
    • CS3 Archie C. Wabschall, Hood River, OR, NAVSUPPACT Saigon

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his sister,
Mary E. Dwyer-Bach
8594 Oakland Road, Oakland, Arkansas 72661

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 29 Apr 2008
Last updated 05/16/2008