MCPHERSON, FRED LAMAR

Name: Fred Lamar McPherson
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
Unit:  602nd Fighter Squadron, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing
Date of Birth: 11 February 1929
Home City of Record: OAKLAND CA
Date of Loss: 28 January 1966
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 105800 North  1061547 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A1E
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
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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:

CACCF/CRASH/PILOT/16 YRS USAF/MR3

HAU NGHAI/35 MILES WNW OF SAIGON

No further information available at this time.

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02/2020

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MAJ FRED LAMAR MCPHERSON

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Major Fred Lamar McPherson entered the U.S. Air Force from California and was a member of the 602nd Fighter Squadron, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing. On January 28, 1966, he was the pilot of a single-seat A1-E Skyraider (tail number 52-132412) that was the lead in a flight of two fighters out of Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, on a strafing mission to targets at Hau Nghia, South Vietnam. Once at the target area, Maj McPherson attacked his targets, and while making a fourth strafing pass, he crashed in the vicinity of (GC) XT 390 132. Intense small arms enemy fire hampered search and recovery efforts, and Maj McPherson was lost with the aircraft. Later search efforts were unsuccessful in locating the aircraft wreckage or Maj McPherson's remains. Today, Major McPherson is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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