Macko, Charles, Col

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 8th Bombardment Squadron
Service Years
1960 - 1969
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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Phan Rang AB

Casualty Date
Feb 22, 1969
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
32W 080

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Navigator Observer (Senior)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
7th Air Force35th Tactical Fighter Wing8th Bombardment Squadron
  1968-1969, 7th Air Force
  1968-1969, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1968-1969, 8th Bombardment Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1968 Operation Steel Tiger
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-57 Canberra  
  1968-1969, B-57 Canberra
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

"Lt Col. Donald E. Paxton and Maj. Charles Macko were in Laos. Paxton was the pilot and Macko the co-pilot of a B57 bomber sent on a mission over Savannakhet Province, Laos, on February 22, 1969. During the mission, the aircraft was shot down and both men were declared Missing In Action."


Presumptive Death Date: 21 Jan 1978

"National League of Families
Update Line: September 8, 2000

Today, the Department of Defense released the names of eight of nine US personnel now accounted for, six previously missing in Laos and three in Vietnam...Others include Lt Col Donald E. Paxton of IA and Major Charles Macko of NY, both US Air force, missing in Laos since February 2, 1969"


Major Charles Macko was promoted posthumously to the rank of Colonel.
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Air Wing: 35th TFW
Major Command: 7th AF
Squadron: 8th Bomb Sqdn
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