This is coolbert:
As seen at the Tulsa World 2002.
Search for the remains of the American military aviator James McGovern.
One of the two earliest USA combat deaths of the Indo-China Wars. First Indo-China War in this instance. American pilot deemed in some quarters as a "mercenary".
Original story RICHARD BYLE Associated Press.
"McGovern's cargo plane was shot down May 6, 1954, on a last-ditch supply mission over Dien Bien Phu, in former Indochina, while working on a CIA-sponsored mission. Now, 48 years later , the U.S. military is seeking his remains."
LARGER THAN LIFE FIGURE SERVING AS A MERCENARY [?] PILOT FOR THE AMERICAN CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. FLYING RE-SUPPLY MI8SSIONS TO THE SURROUNDED FRENCH GARRISON DIEN BIEN PHU.
As of 2006 the remains of James McGovern identified and repatriated to the USA for burial at Arlington cemetery.
* McGovern as a mercenary paid $3,000 USD per month for his work. That amounts about to a yearly salary of $350,000 USD by current value. A tidy sum.
* McGovern his aircraft shot down during a re-supply mission to Dien Bien Phu. Anti-aircraft-artillery [AAA]. AAA DBP compared unfavorably to the level of AAA as experienced over Berlin during WW2, if not worse?
James McGovern RIP.