Jones, George Emerson, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1562-Navigator, Electronic Warfare/Airborne Command and Control/Special Reconnaissance
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 736th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1964 - 1967
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Aberdeen, MS
Last Address
Andersen AFB, Guam

Casualty Date
Jul 07, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
23E 029

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Navigator Observer (basic)


 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Bombardment Wing, HeavyStrategic Air Command (SAC)3rd Air Division22nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
4133rd Bombardment Wing (Provisional)736th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1967-1967, 2nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1967-1967, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1967-1967, 3rd Air Division
  1967-1967, 1562, 22nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1967-1967, 4133rd Bombardment Wing (Provisional)
  1967-1967, 736th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1973 Operation Arc Light
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
  1967-1967, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. George Emerson Jones was a Radar Navigator onboard a B-52D-80-B0 tail number 56-0627 which departed Andersen Air Force Base Guam on the morning of July 7, 1967.  Lt Jones was an Airforce Reserve Officer assigned to the 22 Bombardment Wing March AFB; attached to the 4133 Bombardment Wing at Andersen AFB Guam. As the flight of seven aircraft proceded to the IP Red 1 the aircraft Lt. Jones was in was instructed by enroute control to chage positions (switch Lead) with another aircraft , a B-52 tail number 56-0595 and the two aircraft collided in mid air. the wreakage of the two bombers fell about 20 miles south offshore at the point of Vinh Binh Province  South Vietnam. Seven crew members from the two aircraft were rescued, but Capt. Avolese,Maj. Gen Crum and Capt. Bittenbender of 56-0595 and Lt. Jones, Capt. Blankenship and Msgt. McLaughlin of 56-0627 were not.  In 1997 partial remains of Capt Blankenship and Lt. Jones were identified and returned to the US for burial.
   
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