Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Canberra bomber missing since 1970 found!

Australia's last two MIA RAAF members' aircraft has been found.

An Australian investigation team believes it has found the aircraft flown by the last two Australian Defence Force members missing in Vietnam.

Flying Officer Michael Herbert and Pilot Officer Robert Carver disappeared without trace in 1970 while on a bombing mission.

The Defence Department says a recovery team sent into the region a week ago found what it believes to be the wreckage of their Canberra bomber in thick jungle in a remote area near the Laotian border.

While no human remains were found, a number of military artefacts have been discovered including a club badge which was unique to RAAF's No 2 Squadron.
More at ABC.

More about the Canberra at the Australian War Memorial site.


Egg said...

Nice YouTube tribute:


Pedro the Ignorant said...

What wonderful news, following on to the recent return of our soldiers missing in action (MIA) from Vietnam.

It must be said also that the government of Vietnam deserves our respect and thanks for allowing the search teams into their country to look for our "enemy soldiers". Exceptionally generous IMO, and I doubt that many other countries would have allowed this after such a long and bitter war and decades of economic sanctions.

Kudos to both the searchers and the Vietnamese authorities.

Welcome Home, at long last, F/O Herbert and P/O Carver, the last of our Vietnam MIA's.