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CHARLES BERNARDGOODWIN
RANK:02/US NAVY
DOB 02AUGUST 1940
HOME CITY OF RECORD IS HASKEL TEXAS
DATE OF LOSS :08SEPTEMBER 1965
COUNTRY OF LOSS NORTHVIETNAM/OVER WATER
LOSS COORDINIATES :174300N 1063500E (XE678593)
STARUS IN 1973 MISSING IN ACTION
CATEGORY 2
AIRCRAFT/VEICLE / GROUND RF8A
REFINO 0139



BIOGRAPHIC/SITE REPORT AS OF 13 November 2000


===== BIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION =====


REFNO: 0139-0-01 (ACCNO 1316) Status: (8) DEAD, REMAINS NOT RECOVERED
Name: GOODWIN, CHARLES BERNARD Date Status Assigned: 06 Sep 1977

Nationality AMERICAN | Race CAUCASIAN | Blood Chit # | Service U.S. NAVY |
Sex Male |Blood type A | Grade O2 | Hair BROWN | Complexion FAIR | Eyes GREEN |
Weapon# Serial No 66467 1 | Height 73 in/1.85 mtrs | Birth Date 02 Aug 1940 Weight 160 lb/ 72.53 kg |
Duty Pos PILOT | Home State TEXAS | Religion PROTESTANT

===== SITE INFORMATION =====


INCIDENT LOCATION (0)

SITE TYPE: WATER SITE
UTM: 48QXE678593
LAT/LONG: 174257N/1063457E
COUNTRY: OVER WATER-NORTH VIETNAM
REGION: $
PROVINCE: QUANG BINH (formerly): DISTRICT: QUANG TRACH
MISSION DATE: 08 Sep 1965
CATEGORY: 3-SITE LOCATION UNKNOWN
LOCAL ANALYSIS: NONE
===== JTF-FA ACTIVITY SUMMARY =====


FOLDERS PASSED: May 95, Apr 93
INVESTIGATIONS: Apr 93, Jun 94, Jun 95
SURVEYS: Apr 93
VESSEY: THREE
CASE TYPE: CRASH SITE

===== VEHICLE DATA =====


VEHICLE TYPE: RF8A
SERIAL: 146826
CRASH TYPE: @
ENGINE TYPE: J57P20
CALL SIGN: CORK TIP 9921
SERIAL: #
YEAR: $
2SERIAL: $

===== SPECIAL CHARACTER KEY =====


# = ITEM HAS BEEN RESEARCHED BUT DATA CANNOT BE OBTAINED.
$ = ITEM IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THIS CASE
@ OR BLANK = DATA FOR ITEM IS UNKNOWN OR NOT AVAILABLE.


CASE: 0139

== CIRCUMSTANCE OF LOSS ==


06 December 1974

U) ON 08 SEP 65, LTJG CHARLES B. GOODWIN WAS THE PILOT OF AN RF-8A (BUNO 146826) LAUNCHED AT 0345 HOURS FOR A COMBAT PHOTO MISSION OVER NVN (VICINITY XE 310 680).

AT THE TIME OF THE FLIGHT, NUMEROUS INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS WERE REPORTED BETWEEN THE USS CORAL SEA AND THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM. AT ABOUT 0400 HOURS, LTJG GOODWIN REPORTED THAT HE WAS ENCOUNTERING A THUNDERSTORM (VICINITY XE 678 593) AT 38,000 FEET ENROUTE TO THE TARGET AREA. THIS WAS THE LAST RADIO TRANSMISSION RECEIVED FROM LTJG GOODWIN.
(REF 1)

(U) A PICKET DESTROYER REPORTED LATER THAT IT HAD OBSERVED A FRIENDLY IFF (IDENTIFICATION FRIEND OR FOE) NEAR THE COAST OF NVN, BUT HAD BEEN UNABLE TO ESTABLISH COMMUNICATION WITH THE AIRCRAFT. LTJG GOODWIN FAILED TO RETURN FOR THE SCHEDULED RECOVERY ABOARD THE USS CORAL SEA. AT DAYLIGHT, SEARCH EFFORTS WERE CONDUCTED OVER THE TARGET AREA AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS WITHOUT SUCCESS. NO EMERGENCY RADIO SIGNALS WERE HEARD, AND NO WRECKAGE WAS SIGHTED. LTJG GOODWIN'S NAME DID NOT APPEAR ON ANY CAPTURED OR DIC LISTS. (REF 1)

(U) DURING THE EXISTENCE OF JCRC, THE LACK OF INFORMATION HAS PRECLUDED ANY ATTEMPTS TOWARD THE RESOLUTION OF THIS CASE. LTJG GOODWIN IS CURRENTLY CARRIED IN THE STATUS OF DEAD, BODY NOT RECOVERED.

== SUBSEQUENT INFORMATION ==


22 March 1988

(U) SOURCE PROVIDED ACCURATE ID MEDIA ON CHARLES B. GOODWIN AND REPORTED
THE ALLEGED DISCOVERY OF LIEUTENANT GOODWIN'S REMAINS IN QUANG BINH PROVINCE, VIETNAM. THIS PROBABLY CORRELATES TO CHARLES B. GOODWIN. (REF 2)

13 June 1975

(U) CASE SUMMARY, TABLE OF CONTENTS, STATUS OF DOCUMENTS REPORT, AND CROSS REFERENCE SHEET FORWARDED TO CHNAVPERS ON 13 JUN 75 UNDER PROJECT 400.

== REFERENCES ==


06 December 1974

REFERENCES:
<1> RPT (U) CO, LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHIC SQDN 66, 26 JAN 66.
<2> (U) REFCON T88-086, 160213Z MAR 88. <3> CDR JTF-FA DET ONE BKK TH 280643Z MAY 93. <4> CDR JTF-FA 282013Z JUL 94. <5> CDR JTF-FA 031705Z AUG 95.

== NEGOTIATIONS ==


16 April 1993

(U) CASE NARRATIVE FOR 0139 WAS PASSED TO THE VIETNAMESE FOLLOWING THE 05-06 APR 93 POW/MIA TECHNICAL MEETING IN HANOI.

10 July 1995

CASE NARRATIVE FOR REFNO 0139-0-01 WAS PASSED TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT FOLLOWING THE 31 MAY 95 POW/MIA TECHNICAL MEETING IN HANOI.

== MAJOR COORDINATE CHANGE ==


23 February 1977

(U) INCIDENT/LAST KNOWN LOCATION CHANGED FROM VN TO OW BECAUSE INITIAL ENTRY OF VN WAS IN ERROR.

== JOINT INVESTIGATION, SURVEY OR EXCAVATION ==


14 June 1993

FROM 29 APR TO 04 MAY 93, INVESTIGATION ELEMENT ONE (IE1) INVESTIGATED CASE 0139 IN FIVE VILLAGES OF QUANG TRACH DISTRICT, QUANG BINH PROVINCE CANVASSING OF COASTAL VILLAGES IN QUANG TRACH DISTRICT FAILED TO PRODUCE ANY LEADS WITH REGARD TO BODIES WASHING ASHORE DURING THE WAR YEARS. ON 09 MAY, SPECIALLY EQUIPPED MEMBERS OF IE1 EMPLOYED AN MI8 HELICOPTER TO OVERFLY THE LAST KNOWN LOCATION OF THIS INCIDENT WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS. (REF 3)

03 August 1994

ON 11 JUL 94, IE3 TRAVELED TO TAN BINH DISTRICT, HO CHI MINH CITY TO REINVESTIGATE CASE 0139. IN HO CHI MINH CITY, IE3 INTERVIEWED LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO CLAIMED THE REQUESTED INDIVIDUAL HAS RESETTLED IN THE U.S. IE3 GOT THE ADDRESS. ON 18 JUL 94, IE2 INFORMED IE3 THAT THE INDIVIDUAL ALLEGEDLY FROM LE THUY DISTRICT, QUANG BINH PROVINCE HAS LEFT THE COUNTRY AND THEY WERE UNABLE TO GET A FORWARDING ADDRESS. THE TEAM OBTAINED NO REMAINS,PERSONAL EFFECTS, OR MATERIAL EVIDENCE DURING THIS INVESTIGATION. (REF 4)

19 September 1995

FROM 06 TO 13 JUL 95, DURING THE 36TH JFA, A JOINT TEAM INVESTIGATED CASE 0139 IN QUANG BINH PROVINCE. PROVINCE OFFICIALS HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF ANY DOCUMENTS CORRELATING TO THIS CASE. ON 10 AND 11 JUL, THE TEAM CANVASSED RESIDENTS IN BAC LY WARD, DONG HOI TOWNSHIP (FORMERLY LY NINH VILLAGE); AND RESIDENTS IN THE TARGET AREA ASSOCIATED WITH CASE 0139, WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS. ON 13 JUL, THE TEAM INTERVIEWED MRS. CAO THI DIEN WHO PROVIDEDLIMITED INFORMATION ON THE SHOOTDOWN OF AN F-105 IN 1967-68. THE BURNING AIRCRAFT CONTINUED SOUTH AND DID NOT CRASH IN ANY OF THE NEARBY VILLAGES. THE TEAM THEN CANVASSED RESIDENTS IN MINH HOA AND CO LIEM VILLAGES, MINH HOA DISTRICT, WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS. (REF 5)



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