Pilot Accounted For From Vietnam War (Krogman, A.)

Release No: 20-091 July 14, 2020 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Alva R. Krogman, 25, killed during the Vietnam War, was accounted for July 7, 2020.

On Jan. 17, 1967, Krogman was a pilot assigned to the 504th Tactical Air Support Group, 7th Air Force, on temporary duty with the 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron operating out of Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. That morning, he was flying an O1-F Birddog aircraft as part of a flight of two planes conducting a visual reconnaissance mission in Savannakhet Province, Laos. At approximately 8:55 a.m. local time, Krogman’s aircraft was hit by enemy fire in the left wing and went down. Search and rescue operations began immediately, but were shut down within a few hours after one of the search and rescue aircraft was also shot down. Krogman was never recovered and was declared killed in action on Jan. 31.

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Krogman’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000BTaGEAW.