CAVALLI, ANTHONY FRANK

Name: Anothy Frank Cavalli
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O2
Unit:  603rd Air Commando Squadron, 1st Air Commando Wing
Date of Birth: 24 February 1942
Home City of Record: NEW YORK NY
Date of Loss: 28 June 1966
Country of Loss: LAOS
Loss Coordinates: 171259 North  1060757 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A26A
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Charles Dudley, Thomas Wolfe; both Killed
in Action/Body not Recovered

Refno: 0376

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

REMARKS: EXPLODED NO PARACHUTE or BEEPER NO ONE OBSERVED

CACCF CRASH/4 YRS United States Air Force/AIRCREW

No further information available at this time.


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01/2020

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1ST LT ANTHONY FRANK CAVALLI

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On June 28, 1966, an A-26 Invader (tail number 64-17650, call sign "Nimrod 34") with three crew members took part in a two-plane combat mission over Laos. While making its run over the target, the Invader was hit by ground fire, which caused the aircraft to crash. Witnesses from other aircraft on the mission reported seeing no parachutes emerge from "Nimrod 34" before it hit the ground and exploded. The aircraft’s crew was not seen or heard from again, and the enemy presence in the loss area prevented a ground investigation of the crash site.

First Lieutenant Anthony Frank Cavalli, who joined the U.S. Air Force from New York, was a member of the 603rd Air Commando Squadron, 1st Air Commando Wing. He was the navigator aboard "Nimrod 34" when it went down on June 28, 1966, and was lost with the aircraft. He remains unaccounted-for. Today, First Lieutenant Cavalli is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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