GALBRAITH, RUSSELL D. Name: Russell D. Galbraith Rank/Branch: USAF, O3 Unit: Date of Birth: 25 July 48 Home City of Record: Tippencanoe, OH Date of Loss: 11 December 68 Country of Loss: Laos Loss Coordinates: 165200N 1054400E Status (in 1973): Missing In Action Category: 2 Acft/Vehicle/Ground: RF4C Other Personnel In Incident: Harlan J. Drewry (rescued) Source: Compiled by THE P.O.W. NETWORK 02 February 93 from the following published sources - POW/MIA's -- Report of the Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs United States Senate -- January 13, 1993. "The Senate Select Committee staff has prepared case summaries for the priority cases that the Administration is now investigating. These provide the facts about each case, describe the circumstances under which the individual was lost, and detail the information learned since the date of loss. Information in the case summaries is limited to information from casualty files, does not include any judgments by Committee staff, and attempts to relate essential facts. The Committee acknowledges that POW/MIAs' primary next-of- kin know their family members' cases in more comprehensive detail than summarized here and recognizes the limitations that the report format imposes on these summaries."
------- Senate Select Committee Report - page 727 Russell D. Galbraith Laos (1339) On December 11, 1968, Captains Galbraith and Harlan J. Drewry were the crew of an RF-4C on a reconnaissance mission over Savannakhet Province. Captain Galbraith [It should read, Captain Drewry ] later described feeling a thump and losing control of the aircraft. Captain Drewry ejected safely and was rescued but reported he did not see Captain Galbraith exit the aircraft. The aircraft crashed into an area approximately 65 kilometers northwest of Tchepone. Captain Drewry [NETWORK NOTE: should be Galbraith] was declared missing in action. Returning U.S. POWs had no information on his precise fate. In August 1978 he was declared dead/body not recovered, based on a presumptive finding of death. --------------------------------------------------------- 10/2011 ABOVE is the article on the internet about Captains Russell D. Galbreath and Harlan J. Drewry. Highlighted is the name that needs to be corrected, if possible. It should read, Captain Drewry later described feeling a thump and losing control of the aircraft. Can this article be changed to reflect the correct wording? Thank you, Sandra L. Drewry, wife of Harlan J. Drewry