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News | July 14, 2017

Airman Missing From The Vietnam War Accounted For (White)

Air Force Maj. James B. White, missing from the Vietnam War, has now been accounted for.

On Nov. 24, 1969 Capt. James B. White, a member of the 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron, was aboard an F-105D aircraft, in a flight attacking enemy troops. During the mission, weather conditions deteriorated and contact with White was lost after his first pass. On Nov. 28, an Air America helicopter sighted wreckage, thought to be White's aircraft. A Laotian ground team searched the area and found small pieces of wreckage, but noremains were recovered. White was subsequently declared missing in action.

Interment services are pending; a formal notification will be released
7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

The support from the government of Laos was vital to the success of this recovery.

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