PAGE, ALBERT LINWOOD, JR.
Name: Albert Linwood Page, Jr.
Rank/Branch: O3/US Air Force
Unit: 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Da Nang AB SV
Date of Birth: 28 June 1935
Home City of Record: Derry NH
Date of Loss: 06 August 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 171300N 1070200E (YE162045)
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Other Personnel in Incident: Donald R. Kemmerer (missing)
Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project with the assistance of one or more
of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence
with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews: 15 March 1990. Updated
by the P.O.W. NETWORK 2020.
SYNOPSIS: The Phantom, used by Air Force, Marine and Navy air wings, served a
multitude of functions including fighter-bomber and interceptor, photo and
electronic surveillance. The two man aircraft was extremely fast (Mach 2), and
had a long range (900 - 2300 miles, depending on stores and mission type). The
F4 was also extremely maneuverable and handled well at low and high altitudes.
The F4 was selected for a number of state-of-the-art electronics conversions,
which improved radar intercept and computer bombing capabilities enormously.
Most pilots considered it one of the "hottest" planes around.
Capt. Donald R. Kemmerer and Capt. Albert L. Page, Jr. were co-pilots of an F4C
fighter jet dispatched from Da Nang on a strike mission over North Vietnam on
August 6, 1967. Their aircraft was the lead plane in a two-aircraft flight.
When Page and Kemmerer were over the target, their aircraft was seen to be hit
by hostile fire. Page and Kemmerer radioed that they were ejecting while the
aircraft was still near the target area. One engine was observed to be on fire,
and the aircraft crashed in the water. The flight was, at that time, about 10
miles north of the city of Vinh Linh in Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam. The
aircraft crashed less than 5 miles offshore.
No parachutes had been observed exiting the failing aircraft, nor had emergency
radio beeper signals been heard. It was not certain if either crewman safely
exited the aircraft, but as death was not confirmed, the two were classified
Missing in Action.
Since American involvement in Vietnam ended in 1975, nearly 10,000 reports
relating to Americans missing, prisoner, or otherwise unaccounted for in
Indochina have been received by the U.S. Government. Many officials, having
examined this largely classified information, have reluctantly concluded that
many Americans are still alive today, held captive by our long-ago enemy.
Whether Page and Kemmerer survived the over-water crash of their aircraft to be
captured by the multitude of enemy fishing and military vessels often found
along the coastline is certain not known. It is not known if they might be among
those thought to be still alive today. What is certain, however, is that as long
as even one American remains alive, held against his will, we owe him our very
best efforts to bring him to freedom.
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