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Lt. Cmdr. Carl Julius Woods - Fallen

Carl Julius Woods
Bottineau, ND
County: Bottineau
Vietnam - Fallen
Date of Loss: September 28, 1965 / Age: 32
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: VA-196, CVW-19, USS Bon Homme Richard, TF 77, 7TH Fleet

In , NORTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, FIXED WING - PILOT
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

LCDR Woods was flying an armed reconnaissance mission near Qui Vinh, North Vietnam.  His A-1H was hit by antiaircraft artillery.  Woods flew the burning aircraft 40 miles to the Tonkin Gulf, where he bailed out.  A SAR helo arrived quickly, but LCDR Woods was already dead.  He most likely drowned.