CLYDESDALE, CHARLES FREDERICK
Name: Charles Frederick Clydesdale
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O2
Date of Birth: 31 August 1939
Home City of Record: PITTSBURGH PA
Date of Loss: 15 March 1965
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 81952 North 1083906 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A1H #135375
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
REMARKS: DITCH AT SEA NO RECOVERY
CACCF/CRASH/PILOT 3 YRS United States Navy
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Sen. Casey eyes recovery of remains of MIAs in Asia
U.S. servicemembers, coalition and mission partners gather for a prisoners of war and missing in action remembrance ceremony at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, on Sept. 21, 2013. In a recent letter, Sen. Bob Casey Jr. urged State Department and Defense officials to intensify diplomatic efforts to recover those missing in action from wars in Asia.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
When most men would flinch, the pilot from Penn
Hills flew straight through enemy anti-aircraft fire
to blow up the munitions and head for the aircraft carrier USS Ranger.
He never made it. His bullet-riddled engine
sputtering, Clydesdale decided to ditch over the Gulf of
Tonkin instead of North Vietnamese jungle. He apparently could not bail out, however, and his body
was never recovered from the crash on March 15, 1965.
Clydesdale was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.....