Robert Carl Wistrand

Vietnam War
Unit563rd Tactical Fighter Squadron
RankColonel U.S. Air Force
Entered Service FromNew York New York
Date of DeathMay 9 1965
StatusMissing In Action
Courts of the Missing
Colonel Wistrand was a member of the 563rd Tactical Fighter Squadron. On May 9, 1965, he was the pilot of a Thunderchief Fighter (F-105D) on a mission over Mu Gia Pass, Laos, where his aircraft was hit by hostile fire and crashed. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.