Name: Frederick Austin Crow
Rank/Branch: O5/United States Air Force
Unit: 433rd TFS
Date of Birth: 03 February 1926
Home City of Record: Hampton VA
Date of Loss: 26 March 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 205600 North  1045600 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4C

Other Personnel in Incident: Henry Pope Fowler, returnee

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.


Colonel - United States Air Force
Shot down: March 26, 1967
Released: March 4, 1973
Colonel Crow made the following remarks upon landing at Andrews AFB Maryland
on the afternoon of  7 March  1973 where he is shown being greeted by Lt.
Gen. Daniel F. "Chappie"  James USAF:

"We  come to you from the prisons of North Vietnam. Our motto was, Unity
Before Self. Our mission was to return with honor.  We have accomplished
our task.

"What a thrill it was  to take  off in this big beautiful  aircraft  from
Hanoi with us aboard. Freedom was ours! How proud we were to be greeted just
a few short hours  ago in Honolulu! Hawaii United States of America as
American fighting men returned from battle.

"And now here we are in the shadow of our nation's capital, fighting
back tears of joy  and gratitude. We  have  reaped the fruits of our faith
and trust in our God our Commander-in-Chief our families and  all  the
people of this wonderful  wonderful country and indeed the world who  have
worked so hard and  so long  to bring us home. We are  indebted to you
forever. America e love  you!"

Frederick Crow retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He and
his wife Mary reside in Virginia.