Jones, William Eugene, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115E-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1962 - 1968
Major

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ft Worth
Last Address
Ft Worth

Casualty Date
Jan 05, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
33E 049

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 Unit Assignments
388th Tactical Fighter Wing469th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1968-1968, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1968-1968, 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Texas A&M University
  1958-1962, Texas A&M University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1968-1968, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"On 5 January 1968, Capt. William E. Jones was the pilot of the number three aircraft (#61-0068), in a flight of four F105D's on a strike mission over NVN. After pulling off target Capt. Jones radioed that his aircraft had been hit by flak. Capt. Jones engaged the emergency flight control system and headed for the coast. About two minutes later the aircraft was observed to nose down and Capt. Jones ejected. A good parachute was seen and a beeper signal was heard. The parachute was observed all the way to the ground contact in the vicinity of grid coordinates (GC) XJ 522 448, but Capt. Jones was never observed on the ground...The other flight members orbited the area for about 15 minutes, however, no voice contact could be established with Capt. Jones, although his beeper continued to broadcast after the flight members' departed the area. Another flight attempted unsuccessfully to establish radio contact with Capt. Jones. No SAR was conducted due to the location

During the existence of JCRC, the hostile threat in the area precluded any visits to ground inspections of the sites involved in this case. This individual's name and identifying data where turned over to the Four-Party Joint Military Team with a request for any information available. No response was forthcoming.

Capt Jones was given the status of Missing in Action and a presumptive determination of death was made in 1976. His body was recovered on 14 Aug 1985.
   
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