JONES, WILLIAM EUGENE
Remains recovered 1985

Name: William Eugene Jones
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O3
Unit:
Date of Birth: 21 June 1940
Home City of Record: FORT WORTH TX
Date of Loss: 05 January 1968
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 211200 North  1062800 East
Status (in 1973): Presumptive Finding of Death
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105D #0068
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0970

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.

REMARKS:

REMAINS RECOVERED 08/14/85

CACCF/CRASH/PILOT

                                                                [r0970.97]
                              PROJECT X
                        SUMMARY SELECTION RATIONALE

NAME: JONES, William E., Capt., USAF

OFFICIAL STATUS: MISSING

CASE SUMMARY: SEE ATTACHED

RATIONALE FOR SELECTION: Capt. Jones was seen to eject successfully and
descend with a good parachute. There is no further information indicating
that he was captured or killed.

REFNO: 0970 20 Apr 76

(U) CASE SUMMARY

1. 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
ground contact in the vicinity of grid coordinates (GC) XJ 522 448, but
Capt. Jones was never observed on the ground.

2. The estimated impact point of the aircraft is in the vicinity of (GC) XJ
528 448. 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 also attempted unsuccessfully to establish radio
contact with Capt. Jones. No SAR was conducted due to the location. (Ref 1)

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

REFERENCE USED

1. RPT (U), 388TFW, AF Form 484 w/statements 21 Jan. 68.

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