CLYDESDALE, CHARLES FREDERICK

Name: Charles Frederick Clydesdale
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O2
Unit:
Date of Birth: 31 August 1939
Home City of Record: PITTSBURGH PA
Date of Loss: 15 March 1965
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 81952 North  1083906 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A1H #135375
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0060

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.

REMARKS: DITCH AT SEA NO RECOVERY

CACCF/CRASH/PILOT   3 YRS United States Navy

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http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/sen-casey-eyes-recovery-of-remains-of-mias-in-asia-1.243636

Sen. Casey eyes recovery of remains of MIAs in Asia

 
U.S. servicemembers, coalition and mission partners gather for a prisoners of war and missing in action remembrance ceremony at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, on Sept. 21, 2013. In a recent letter, Sen. Bob Casey Jr. urged State Department and Defense officials to intensify diplomatic efforts to recover those missing in action from wars in Asia.
 

By Carl Prine

 
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Published: September 27, 2013

Nearly scraping the trees in his A1H Skyraider plane, Navy Lt. j.g. Charles Clydesdale neared the enemy ammo dump in Phu Qui, North Vietnam.

When most men would flinch, the pilot from Penn Hills flew straight through enemy anti-aircraft fire to blow up the munitions and head for the aircraft carrier USS Ranger.

He never made it. His bullet-riddled engine sputtering, Clydesdale decided to ditch over the Gulf of Tonkin instead of North Vietnamese jungle. He apparently could not bail out, however, and his body was never recovered from the crash on March 15, 1965.

Clydesdale was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.....