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Col. Charles W. Burkart Jr.

My Dad, Col. Charles W Burkart Jr, was a USAF pilot declared MIA 6/13/1966 when he did not return from a night strike mission over Laos. Recovery teams are in Laos now excavating his crash site. We are hoping for the miracle of finding remains.


USAF Pilot of a B-57 who did not return from a night strike mission into North Vietnam. His crash site was not located for over 50 years. The first excavation at the site was in March of 2023, but no remains were found.

A return to the site is expected in late 2024 or early 2025.

Charles Burkart Jr