CHARVET, PAUL CLAUDE
Name: Paul Claude Charvet
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O3
Date of Birth: 27 May 1940
Home City of Record: GRAND VIEW WA
Date of Loss: 21 March 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 192299 North 1055600 East
Status (in 1973): Presumptive Finding of Death
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A1H #137516
Other Personnel in Incident:
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. 2020
No further information available at this time.
Lieutenant (LT) Paul Claude Charvet, who joined the U.S. Navy
from Washington, was a member of Attack Squadron 215. On March
21, 1967, he piloted a single-seat A-1H Skyraider (bureau number
137516) as a member of a three-plane flight supporting a naval
gunfire mission. During the mission, the USS Canberra requested
that the flight perform reconnaissance near Hon Me Island. As
the flight made a turn over Hon Me Island, visual contact with
LT Charvetís aircraft was lost. Attempts to contact LT Charvet
by radio were unsuccessful, and search and rescue teams could
not locate him or his Skyraider. His remains were not recovered,
and he is still unaccounted for. Subsequent to the incident, and
while carried in the status of missing in action (MIA), the U.S.
Navy promoted LT Charvet to the rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR).
Subsequent to the incident, the U.S. Navy posthumously promoted
LCDR Charvet to the rank of Commander (CDR). Today, Commander
Charvet is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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