Missing Vietnam War Airman Identified

The remains of Capt. Lorenza Conner, an Air Force pilot missing for 41 years since the crash of his F-4D fighter in North Vietnam, have been identified, the Department of Defense announced Oct. 8. Conner’s F-4D was shot down by anti-aircraft fire on Oct. 27, 1967, over Tuyen Quang Province. While his co-pilot ejected safely and was captured, Conner was unable to eject before the airplane crashed. Between 1992 and 2003, and then in 2007, joint US-Vietnamese teams investigated the incident and surveyed the crash site, recovering aircraft wreckage and human remains that were identified as those of Conner.