Name: Harry Lawrence McLamb
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
Date of Birth: 11 February 1935
Home City of Record: LUDOWICI GA
Date of Loss: 18 June 1970
Country of Loss: Cambodia
Loss Coordinates: 131400 North  1060758 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4E #0297
Other Personnel in Incident: Carl Drake, KIA/BNR
Refno: 1636

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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On June 18, 1970, an F-4E Phantom II (tail number 67-0297, call sign "Gunfighter 21") with a crew of two participated in a two-aircraft interdiction mission against enemy targets in Cratie Province, Cambodia. Both aircraft bombed and strafed the target, but instead of pulling out of its strafing run, "Gunfighter 21" crashed in the vicinity of (GC) XV 227 681, completely disintegrating upon impact. The crew of the second aircraft could not establish radio contact with the crew of "Gunfighter 21," and they saw no parachutes and detected no beepers. The two crew members were believed to have been in the aircraft at the time of impact. 

Major Harry Lawrence McLamb, who joined the U.S. Air Force from Georgia, served with the 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing. He was the pilot of Phantom when it crashed, and his remains could not be recovered. Today, Major McLamb is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 

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