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

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