Sgt. Gordon Harry Blexrude. KIA. 23 Aug. 1965, BuNo.149802
The Hercules was flying U.S. marines back to Vietnam after a rest and relaxation leave in Hong Kong. The airplane was bound for Saigon and Da Nang Air Base. Shortly after lifting off the runway, the airplane veered left, struck a sea wall and crashed into the water about 40 feet off an industrial suburb on Hong Kong Island.
Crew: Fatalities:2 / Occupants: 6
Passengers: Fatalities:57 / Occupants: 65
Total: Fatalities: 59 / Occupants: 71
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