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.
Sept. 30, 2023
Chief of Space Operations Gen. B. Chance Saltzman delivered a keynote address on “The State of the Space Force,” detailing the young service’s progress and upcoming initiatives at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference on Sept. 11, 2023. Watch the video or read the transcript.