The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Charles E. Cappelli
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service Number: 35201035
Date Missing: 11/17/1967
Unit: 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place: No
Recoverability Status: Remains Recovered
Next Steps: Lieutenant Colonel Cappelli was a member of the 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron. On November 17, 1967, he was the pilot of a Thunderchief Fighter (F-105D) on a mission southwest of Hanoi in Hoi Binh Province, North Vietnam, when his aircraft was hit by hostile fire. He bailed out successfully but contact with him was lost. His remains were recovered on December 15, 1988 and identified on May 4, 1989. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. **
Date Recovered: 12/15/1988
Date Identified: 5/4/1989
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