Robert Wayne Altus Missing in Action November 23, 1971 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Robert Wayne Altus 


Unit: 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron 

Date of Birth: 7-Aug-46
Date of Death: 23-Nov-71
City: Sheridan
State: OR

Notes: Captain Altus was a member of the 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Da Nang Air Base. On November 23, 1971, he was the pilot of a McDonnell Douglas Phantom II Fighter (F-4E) on an operational operation over Laos. When he was about 20 miles northwest of Chavane, Saravane Province, Laos, his aircraft crashed and exploded. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.  For more information see:

Did you know Robert Wayne Altus? Did you serve with him? Did you wear his bracelet? Do you have a story of him or photo to share?  If you can answer yes to any of those questions, please leave a comment so all can know he has not been forgotten.


Anonymous said...

I purchased a bracelet today that has Captain Altus' name on it. A solemn remembrance on this Memorial Day Weekend and always. Our MIAs are not forgotten.

Gaily3H said...

I have had Captain Robert Altus’ bracelet since the early 70’s. Today I was able to visit the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall exhibit in Tucson, Arizona and brought it with me. Unfortunately I found Captain Altus’ name on the Wall. After all these years I felt some closure. I never knew Captain Altus, but always felt a bond with him . His bracelet means a lot to me.