MARVIN, ROBERT CLARENCE Name: Robert Clarence Marvin Rank/Branch: Lieutenant USN Unit: The Hancock Date of Birth: 10 December 1940 Home City of Record: Dexter MI Loss Date: 14 February 1967 Country of Loss: North Vietnam, Over Water Loss Coordinates: 181058N 1065500E Status (in 1973): Body Not Recovered Category: 5 Acft/Vehicle/Ground: A1H Refno: 0594 Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 1998. Other Personnel In Incident: Remarks: SYNOPSIS: Bob Marvin won a Navy scholarship and attended the Universi- ty of Michigan. He left his family in California following his flight training and went to Vietnam. He flew 111 missions from the Kitty Hawk before going on the carrier Hancock. On February 14, 1967, Marvin flew an A1H from the Hancock on a mission. His plane developed trouble shortly after takeoff. He and his wingman turned to return to the carrier, but Bob's engine stalled and cut off all electrical power, so no radio messages were received from him. His wingman tried to set a glide path to conform to the powerless glide Marvin's plane would be in, but never caught sight of Marvin's plane. The day was overcast. The Navy searched the area for two days but did not find any debris or sign of Marvin or his plane. Whether Marvin is one of the hundreds of Americans evidence now indicates are still in captivity in Southeast Asia is not known. What is certain, however, is that these captives deserve our best efforts to bring them home. They deserve no less.