JONES, BOBBY MARVIN
Name: Bobby Marvin Jones Rank/Branch: O3/US Air Force Unit: Udorn Airfield, Thailand Date of Birth: 05 May 1945 Home City of Record: Macon GA Loss Date: 28 November 1972 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 161500N 1080000E (ZC065915) Status (in 1973): Missing In Action Category: 4 Acft/Vehicle/Ground: F4D Refno: 1949
Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 2017.
Other Personnel In Incident: Jack R. Harvey (missing)
SYNOPSIS: On November 28, 1972, Jack Harvey and Bobby Jones were flying an F4D Phantom jet on a non-combat flight from their base at Udorn, Thailand to Da Nang, South Vietnam. The purpose of the mission was to log flight hours for Jones, the only Flight Surgeon missing from the Vietnam War, to maintain his Flight Surgeon status.
Shortly before arriving at Da Nang, when the aircraft was about 18 miles northwest of its destination, it disappeared from the radar screen without any voice contact. A few hours later, emergency signals were heard, but rescue efforts were hampered by monsoon rains and enemy held territory. When search teams were able to enter the area three days later, they did not locate the crew of the F4D. No further word has surfaced on either Harvey or Jones.
Examination of intelligence reports indicate that there was more than one prison "system" in Vietnam. Those prisoners who were released in 1973 were maintained in the same systems. If Jones was captured and kept in another system, the POWs who returned did not know it.
Now, nearly 20 years later, men like Jones are all but forgotten except by friends, family and fellow veterans. The U.S. "priority" placed on determining their fates pales in comparison to the results it has achieved. Since Jones went missing, over 6000 reports have been received by the U.S. that Americans are still being held captive in Southeast Asia. Whether Jones is among them is not known. What is certain, however, is that we, as a nation, are guilty of the abandonment of nearly 2500 of our best and most courageous men. We cannot forget, and must do everything in our power to bring these men home.
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By RON MARTZ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 02/24/07
Dalton - On three previous trips to Southeast Asia over the past two decades, Jo Anne Shirley didn't have problems keeping her emotions in check about the brother who disappeared in Vietnam nearly 35 years ago......
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|Subject:||Major Bobby M Jones Missing in Action|
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Good Saturday Afternoon Advocates, Veterans & Patriots!
The sister of Major Bobby Jones, Mrs. Jo Anne Shirley, has lost her list of all who were wearing her Brothers ‘MIA Bracelet’. This is/was a coveted list of advocates/friends collected over 45 years as Mrs. Jones, Mother, and Jo Anne have worked tirelessly to account for Bobby. If you possess an MIA Bracelet for Bobby please drop his sister a note at firstname.lastname@example.org with your info so they may recreate their list and keep you up to date on their efforts.
Thank YOU for your continued commitment to Major Jones, his family and the POW/MIA issue.
It would be appreciated if you could share this with all on your Email, Facebook & Twitter list.
Until they all come home……….