Jewell, Eugene Millard, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1962 - 1965
Captain

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Topeka, KS
Last Address
Ubon RTAFB

Casualty Date
Sep 04, 1965
 
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
02E 075

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 Unit Assignments
15th Tactical Fighter Wing47th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1965-1965, 15th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1965-1965, 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1965-1965, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"On September 4, 1965, Branch (James A. Branch) and Jewell (Eugene M. Jewell) comprised the crew of an F4C assigned a bombing mission over North Vietnam. The mission target was in Nghe An Province, near a railroad about halfway between the cities of Tho Trang and Phu Dien Chau. During a low-altitude strafing run, the aircraft was shot down, crashed and exploded. No parachutes were observed departing the crippled aircraft. The U.S. Air Force placed both men in the category of Missing in Action."

Source: http://www.pownetwork.org


"On September 4, 1965 Captain Branch and First Lieutenant Jewell were the crew in an F-4C aircraft on a strafing mission in Nghe An Province. They had just completed a strike on the target when another air crew observed a secondary explosion but later determined it was Captain Branche's aircraft which had crashed. No survivors were seen, no parachutes were seen and no beepers were heard. Returning U.S. POWs heard the pilot was killed when he flew into a hill. His wingman believed no possibility of survival.

Both men were initially declared missing. After Operation Homecoming they were declared dead/body not recovered."

Source: http://ibilio.net/pub/academic/history/marshall/military/vietnam/pow_mia/36_apx2c.txt
   
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