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... read more