Bifolchi, Charles Lawrence, Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1555D-Weapon Systems Officer
Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1968-1978, 1555D, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1965 - 1968

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Bifolchi, Charles Lawrence (Chuck), Maj.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Quincy, Massachusetts
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut AB, South Vietnam

Casualty Date
Jan 08, 1968
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
33E 079

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Navigator Observer (basic)

 Unit Assignments
School Assignments363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing16th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
460th Tactical Reconnaissance WingUS Air Force
  1965-1966, Pilot Training Class (Unknown)
  1966-1966, 1555D, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1966-1967, 1555D, 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1967-1968, 1555D, 16th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
  1967-1968, 1555D, 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1968-1978, 1555D, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  1961-1965, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1966-1968, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On the night of 7/8 January 1968 an RF-4C (tail number 65-0913) from the 16th Tac Recon Sqdn departed Tan Son Nhut Air Base for a night photographic mission in the Dak To area of Kontum Province. Radar and radio contact was maintained with the aircraft until it reached the Dak To area - and then was lost. The two crewmen, then, Capt Hallie W. Smith of Portland, Oregon, and then 1st Lt Charles L. Bifolchi were classed as missing in action and remained in that status until the Secretary of the Air Force approved Presumptive Findings of Death for the two men.

His remains were recovered Apr 8, 1993 and identified Apr 18, 2006. He was buried Oct 27, 2006 at Arlington in Section 66 Site 6820-2. He is also memorialized on Court A of the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu and on a cenotaph in Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, MA.
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