Name: Paul Claude Charvet
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O3
Unit:  Attack Squadron 215
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
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A1H #137516
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0628

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



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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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