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Robert Earl Kline

Branch / Rank:
U. S. Air Force / Colonel (O6)

421 TFS, Korat RTAB, Thailand

Date of Birth:

May 19, 1930

Home of Record:

Indiana, PA

Date of Loss:

November 2, 1966

Country of Loss:

North Vietnam

Loss Coordinates:

220500 North 1042900 East

Status (in 1973):

Missing In Action




F105 Pilot (Tail No.0469)

Other personnel in incident:




Source:  Compiled by Homecoming II Project 01 September 1990 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews.


Maj Robert Kline (call sign "Cobalt 02") was one of two F-105D pilots shot down by gunfire on 2 November 1966 while strafing a train in RP-5, North Vietnam. The second pilot, "Cobalt 04", was rescued.  They were from the 421 TFS at Korat RTAB, Thailand.

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