Name: Charles Franklin Wallace
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/05
Unit: VMA 121 MAG 15
Date of Birth: 27 May 1929
Home City of Record: ELLISVILLE MS
Date of Loss: 28 August 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 0 0
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A4E
Other Personnel in Incident:

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



No further information available at this time.


Library of Congress files;

Supplementary Report of Missing Serviceman
Name: Charles Franklin Wallace

Subjects: Aircraft downed; Missing

Reel: 132

Page: 7

Type of Document: Message

Date of Report: 67 08 29

Date of Information: 67 08 28

Document Number: 290915ZAUG67

Originator: CG FIRST MAW

Category: Casualty files

North Vietnam, pre-1975: Report of Casualty - Casualty Status and List of
Interested Persons -- Final
Country: North Vietnam, pre-1975

Name: Charles Franklin Wallace

Subjects: Aircraft downed; Dong Na Area; Killed

Comments: Document includes 2 statements of witness.

Reel: 132

Page: 14-16

Type of Document: Casualty Report

Date of Report: 67 09 18

Date of Information: 67 08 28

Originator: USN

Category: Casualty files

North Vietnam, pre-1975: Narrative and Biographic/Site Report as of July 24,
Country: North Vietnam, pre-1975

Name: Charles Franklin Wallace

Subjects: Crash site; Gio Linh Area; Vinh An Area; Quang Tri Province

Comments: Document includes Biographic/Site Report as of June 11, 1992 and
Marine Master List; over water; PFOD status assigned 24 July 1973

Reel: 132

Page: 1-6

Type of Document: Miscellaneous

Date of Report: 00 00 00

Date of Information: 67 08 28

Originator: JCRC

Category: Casualty files

Subject: Submission
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2018 20:03:51 +0000
From: William M. Killian

MAJ Charles F. Wallace was a Marine pilot serving with Marine Attack Squadron 121 (VMA 121), Marine Aircraft Group 12 (MAG-12), 1st Marine Air Wing. On August 28, 1967, MAJ Wallace was the pilot of a A-4E Skyhawk light-attack aircraft during Operation Kingfisher, a U.S. Marine Corps operation near Con Thien with the objective of blocking the entry of North Vietnamese Army forces into Quang Tri Province, RVN. While conducting a bombing run 16 miles northeast of Dong Ha, his Skyhawk crashed after it was believed to have received hostile ground fire. Subsequent searches of the crash site were conducted without locating the remains of Wallace. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]




William M. Killian

Social Studies Department

Pioneer Valley High School






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Major Charles Franklin Wallace, who joined the U.S. Marine Corps from Mississippi, was a member of Marine Attack Squadron 121, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing. On August 28, 1967, he piloted a single-seat A-4E Skyhawk (bureau number 150038) on a bombing mission against enemy positions in the Dong Na area of North Vietnam. While making a bomb run over the target, his Skyhawk was hit by enemy fire, causing it to crash into the water near (GC) 48Q YD 260 840. Maj Wallace was not seen to parachute from the aircraft before it went down, and was not seen or heard from again. Attempts to locate his remains following the incident were unsuccessful. Today, Major Wallace is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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