Name: Robert Charles Miller
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
Date of Birth: 17 August 1929
Home City of Record: HAYWARD CA
Date of Loss: 28 August 1968
Country of Loss: LAOS
Loss Coordinates: 175744 North  1023531 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 3
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: T28
Other Personnel in Incident: Elbert Phillips, KIA/BNR
Refno: 1266

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 August 28, 1968, a T-28 Trojan (tail number and call sign unknown) carrying a pilot and a passenger departed Vientiane, Laos, on an administrative flight to Udorn Royal Air Force Base, Thailand. Shortly after take-off the aircraft banked left and crashed into the Mekong River approximately two miles southeast of Vientiane. A responding rescue team located parts of the aircraft in the vicinity of (GC) TE 450 875. However, searchers were unable to locate the bodies of the pilot and his passenger, even after using scuba divers to search the river.

Major Robert Charles Miller, who joined the U.S. Air Force from California, served with Detachment 1, 56th Special Operations Wing. He was the pilot of the Trojan when it crashed, and his remains were not recovered. Today, Major Miller is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 

Based on all information available, DPAA assessed the individual's case to be in the analytical category of Non-recoverable.

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