United States Army 131st Aviation Company



4th March 1971

Captain James John Shereck KIA


On 4th  March 1971, while returning from a night reconnaissance mission, his aircraft suffered an engine failure. As the aircraft approached its base, the other engine failed.

Captain Shereck remained in the aircraft until his technical observer SPE3 Martin had ejected, whereupon he ejected. His ejection seat malfunctioned and he fell to earth still strapped to the seat.

Captain James John Shereck

      Some extracts used in this Biography  were  provided thanks to the generosity of Captain James John Shereck's son Tony Shereck

Captain James John Shereck
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