San Dewayne Francisco

San Dewayne Francisco, Major, USAF (born 1944) is an officer in the United States Air Force who is missing in action (MIA) from the Vietnam War. A resident of Burbank, Washington, his aircraft was shot down on November 25, 1968 during the Vietnam War. Francisco is unique or nearly unique in being a MIA servicemen who was known to be alive and uninjured at the time of his crash and was confirmed alive by the North Vietnamese press. At the time that he was lost, he held the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He has since been promoted to Major. He has been administratively declared dead at Presumptive Finding of Death (PFOD) hearings. These hearings concluded in 1994. Major Francisco was married at the time he was lost. He was an only son but had two adopted sisters. Loss Coordinates: 172000N 1061200E (XE270185) Francisco and Major Joseph C. Morrison were flying a U.S. Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom fighter aircraft (#66-7523) as a fighter escort for another reconnaissance aircraft over North Vietnam when it was shot down on November 25, 1968. Both officers successfully parachuted to the ground within 700 meters of a North Vietnamese camp and contacted U.S. forces by radio.

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