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... read more