STANLEY, ROBERT WILLIAM

Name: Robert William Stanley
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O2
Unit:  557th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Date of Birth: 18 April 1941
Home City of Record: PORTLAND, OR
Date of Loss: 01 April 1967
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 153600 North  1081446 East
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4C
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: GEORGE JOURDENAIS, MIA
Refno: 0634

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:

Quang Tin, 15 miles NW of Tam Ky

CACCF/CRASH/PILOT/QUANG NAM

No further information available at this time.

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Library of Congress files:

South Vietnam, pre-1975: FRIENDLY FORCES UNABLE TO APPROACH CRASH SCENE
Country: South Vietnam, pre-1975

Name: ROBERT WILLIAM STANLEY

Subjects: Crash site

Reel: 150

Page: 19

Type of Document: Message

Date of Report: 67 06 21

Date of Information: 67 04 01

Originator: 12CMBTSPTGP CAM RANH BAY AB VN

Category: Casualty files




RVN: JTFFA Narrative
Country: RVN

Name: STANLEY, ROBERT W.

Subjects: Aircraft downed; Crash site; TAM KY; THANG BINH; THON TAM HAMLET
#4; QUANG NAM-DA NANG PROVINCE

Comments: REFNO: 0634

Reel: 359

Page: 4-5

Type of Document: Miscellaneous

Date of Report: 93 07 21

Date of Information: 67 04 01

Originator: JTFFA

Category: MISC PW FILES

 

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02/2020

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CAPT ROBERT WILLIAM STANLEY

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On April 1, 1967, an F-4C Phantom II (tail number 64-0746) with two crew members took off as the lead aircraft in a flight of three on a strike mission against a Viet Cong storage area. The F-4 made three passes over the target, but on its third pass, it failed to pull up from its dive and crashed near the target area. The other aircraft on the mission lost radio contact with both crew members, and no parachutes were seen to emerge from the aircraft prior to the crash. Attempts to locate the crew members following the incident were unsuccessful. 

First Lieutenant Robert William Stanley entered the U.S. Air Force from Oregon and served in the 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron. He was the pilot of the F-4 when it crashed and was lost along with the aircraft. His remains were not recovered. Following the incident, the Air Force promoted First Lieutenant Stanley to the rank of Captain (Capt). Today, Captain Stanley is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 

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