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."
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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.


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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