VINTAGE VIETNAM POW MIA BRACELET Capt Charles Lane Jr.

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  • Sold Date: Sep 15, 2007
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Bracelet worn by a stranger during the Vietnam war to honor

POW/MIA: Capt. Charles Lane Jr.

The following is his story:

LANE, CHARLES (NMN) JR.

Name:Charles (NMN) Lane, Jr.

Rank/Branch:Captain/US Air Force

Unit:555th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Ubon Airfield, Thailand

Date of Birth:21 April 1942

Home of Record:Yankton, SD

Date of Loss:23 August 1967

Country of Loss:North Vietnam

Loss Coordinates:215000N 1052000E (WK55020) Click coordinates to view (4) maps Status in 1973:Missing in Action Category:2 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:F4D "Phantom II" Other Personnel In Incident:Larry E. Carrigan (returned POW) REMARKS: SYNOPSIS: The McDonnell F4 Phantom used by Air Force, Marine and Navy air wings served a multitude of functions including fighter/bomber, interceptor, photo/electronic surveillance, and reconnaissance. The two man aircraft was extremely fast (Mach 2) and had a long range, miles depending on stores and mission type. The F4 was also extremely maneuverable and handled well at low and high altitudes. It was selected for a number of state-of-the-art electronics conversions, which improved radar intercept and computer bombing capabilities enormously. Most pilots considered it one of the "hottest" planes around. The North Vietnamese railroad system consisted of nine segments, the most imp

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