William Warner Bancroft, Jr
First Lieutenant
14TH TAC RECON SQDN, 432ND TAC RECON WING, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
Indianapolis, Indiana
June 12, 1945 to November 13, 1970
WILLIAM W BANCROFT Jr is on the Wall at Panel W6, Line 56

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William W Bancroft
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YOU ARE FOREVER REMEMBERED





THE MISSION

On November 13, 1970, Major David I. Wright, pilot, and then-1Lt William W. Bancroft, Jr., navigator, departed their base at Udorn, Thailand, on an aerial reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam. During the mission, while just east of Tan Ap in Ha Tinh Province, their RF4C Phantom jet was seen to explode and crash while making a low level pass over the objective target. It was not known at that time whether Wright and Bancroft survived.

On 18 November 1970, the U.S. intelligence community received information which indicated that Wright and Bancroft were dead, and they were listed as Killed in Action/Body Not Recovered.

From the
POW Network

As of 07 July 2001, the remains of David Wright and William Bancroft
have not been repatriated.

Bancroft's current status can be checked here.




 
A memorial from one who remembers,
L. J. Setlak
setlakhouse@hotmail.com 
6 Jul 2001


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