Today in History – December 8, 1966 – Michael Lewis Hyde is KIA when his F-100 crashes over Laos

Captain Michael L. Hyde, who joined the U.S. Air Force from Colorado, was a member of the 510th Tactical Fighter Squadron. On December 8, 1966, he was the pilot of a North American Super Sabre Fighter (F-100D #56-3063) on a mission 5 miles southwest of Go Cong, South Vietnam, when his aircraft was shot down by enemy ground fire and Captain Hyde was killed.

Efforts to locate the crash site and recover his remains following the crash were unsuccessful. In 1990, the Vietnamese government repatriated remains to the U.S. On April 16, 1991, the Central Identification Lab-Hawaii (CILHI, now DPAA) identified the remains of Captain Michael Lewis Hyde, missing from the Vietnam War.

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