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Missing naval aviator from Vietnam identified.

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced on 7 June that the remains of a U.S. naval aviator, missing in action since 1965, have been identified. The remains of Navy Lt. William E. Swanson were returned to his family and buried on 11 June at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis, Minn. Swanson was the pilot of an A-1H Skyraider with VA-95 from USS Ranger (CVA 61), which crashed on 11 April 1965 while on an armed reconnaissance mission over Khammouan Province in remote central Laos. The crash site was first identified by an investigating team in 2000, but human remains were not found there until a later expedition excavated the site in 2010 and found data plates with numbers that matched Swanson's aircraft.
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Title Annotation:AIRSCOOP
Author:Babb, Colin E.
Publication:Naval Aviation News
Date:Jun 22, 2012
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