Name: Smith Swords III
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
Date of Birth: 17 July 1929
Home City of Record: LOS ANGELES CA
Date of Loss: 30 December 1967
Country of Loss: LAOS
Loss Coordinates: 170100 North  1055700 East
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 3
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:  F4C
Other Personnel in Incident: Murray Wortham, MIA
Refno: 0956
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.
No further information available at this time.
Library of Congress files:
Laos: Status Review
Country: Laos
Name: Smith Swords, III
Subjects: Aircraft downed; Killed; Xepon
Comments: Enclosures: summary of facts and circumstances, review board
proceedings, HQ AFMPC/JA Legal Review and Report of Casualty
Reel: 230
Page: 37-80
Type of Document: Miscellaneous
Date of Report: 79 00 00
Date of Information: 67 12 30
Originator: USAF
Category: Casualty Files

Laos: Biographic/site report update case 0956
Country: Laos
Name: Swords, S. III
Subjects: Khammouan; Crash site
Comments: Witness stated in Feb 67, 10th BN shot down F-4H near Ban Kok Nak
village. Crash destroyed aircraft and pilot's body. Battalion soldiers
buried parts of pilot's body they were able to find at crash site. Info
possibly correlates with case, based on aircraft type and location of loss.
Reel: 472
Reference Number: 0956-1-01
Page: 307-11
Type of Document: Miscellaneous
Date of Report: 98 08 04
Date of Information: 98 06 01
Originator: JTFFA