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            FOWLER, ROY GILLMAN

            Name: Roy Gillman Fowler
            Rank/Branch: E4/USN Reserves
            Unit: USS CONSTELLATION (crewman)
            Date of Birth: 03 November 1946 (Washington DC)
            Home City of Record: Annandale VA
            Date of Loss: 02 October 1969
            Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
            Loss Coordinates: 175402N 1073602E (YE754810)
            Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
            Category: 5
            Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: C2A
            Refno: 2004
            Personnel In Incident: Terry L. Beck; Richard W. Bell; Michael 
            L. Bowman; Frank Bytheway; Rolando C. Dayao; Donald C. Dean; 
            Herbert H. Dilger; Carl J. Ellerd; James J. Fowler; Roy G. 
            Fowler; Leonardo M. Gan; Paul E. Gore; William D. Gorsuch; 
            Rayford J. Hill; Delvin L. Kohler; Howard M. Koslosky; 
            Robert B. Leonard; Richard A. Livingston; Ronald W. 
            Montgomery; William R. Moore; Paul K. Moser; Kenneth M. 
            Prentice; Fidel G. Salazar; Keavin L. Terrell; Michael 
            J. Tye; Reynaldo R. Viado (all missing)

            Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 01 April 1990 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.

            REMARKS:

            SYNOPSIS: On October 2, 1969, a C2A "Greyhound" cargo 
            aircraft from Reserve Cargo Squadron 50 departed Cubi 
            Point Naval Air Station, Republic of the Philippines on 
            a shuttle flight to various aircraft carriers in the Gulf 
            of Tonkin in Vietnam, including the USS CONSTELLATION, the 
            USS WALKER, the USS HAMMER, and the USS LONG BEACH.

            The flight crew onboard the aircraft, assigned to Fleet Support 
            Squadron 50 based in Atsugi Naval Air Station, Japan, included 
            the pilot, Lt. Herbert H. Dilger; co-pilot, Lt. Richard A. 
            Livingston; air crewman, Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul K. Moser; 
            aircraft captain, Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael J. Tye; and 
            loadmaster-trainee, Petty Officer 3rd Class Rayford J. Hill. 
            Most of the twenty passengers appear to be bound for the 
            USS CONSTELLATION, but one was bound for the USS LONG BEACH, 
            one of the four Philippine citizens onboard was headed for 
            the USS HAMMER, and two to the USS WALKER.

            The aircraft was inbound to the CONSTITUTION and made 
            communication at about 0600 hours, reporting that operations 
            were normal. When communicatons were established with the 
            Carrier Air Control, control was passed to the Marshall 
            controller (Approach Control). The carrier's radar continued 
            tracking the aircraft until approximately 0655, at which time 
            radar contact was lost at about 10 nautical miles from the 
            CONSTELLATION.

            Helicopter search and rescue efforts were immediately initiated 
            from the ship. The helicopter began sighting an oil slick and 
            debris. A few pieces of aircraft were recovered, and analysis 
            of this debris indicated that the aircraft was in a relatively 
            high speed nose down, right wing down impact with the water or 
            had a possible right wing failure before impact. There was no 
            sign of survivors, nor were any bodies recovered.

            The crew and passengers onboard the C2 which went down on 
            October 2, 1969 were all declared Killed/Body Not Recovered. 
            There is very little hope that they will ever be found. They 
            are listed with honor among the missing because no remains 
            were ever located to repatriate to their homeland.

            For many of the missing, however, solutions are not so simple. 
            Several were photographed in captivity, but never returned. 
            Others were alive and well the last they were seen awaiting 
            rescue. Still others described their imminent captures. For 
            the families of these men, the years have passed 
            heartbreakingly slow.

            Since the war ended, nearly 10,000 reports relating to Americans 
            missing in Southeast Asia have been received by the U.S. 
            Government. Many officials who have reviewed this largely 
            classified information are convinced that hundreds of Americans 
            are still alive as captives in Southeast Asia. It's time we 
            brought our men home.
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