SHANKS, JAMES LEE
Name: James Lee Shanks
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
Unit:
Date of Birth: 13 April 1930
Home City of Record: OYSTER POINT NY
Date of Loss: 24 May 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 83404 North  1045855 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 3
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: UC123B
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Emmett Rucker Jr., KIA/BNR
Refno:
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:
CACCF/CRASH AT SEA/AIRCREW/OFFSHORE MR4/18YRS UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
No further information available at this time.
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Library of Congress files:
South Vietnam, pre-1975: BIOGRAPHIC/SITE REPORT, PHOTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL
HISTORY RECORD
Country: South Vietnam, pre-1975
Name: JAMES L. SHANKS
Subjects: MINH HAI PROVINCE; Aircraft downed; Killed
Reel: 204
Page: 1-5
Type of Document: Miscellaneous
Date of Report: 00 00 00
Date of Information: 68 05 24
Originator: USAF
Category: Casualty files
South Vietnam, pre-1975: CHANGE IN CATEGORY FROM "DEAD (BNR)" TO "REMAINS
NONRECOVERABLE"
Country: South Vietnam, pre-1975
Name: JAMES L. SHANKS
Subjects: Remains; Aircraft downed
Reel: 204
Page: 23-24
Type of Document: Memorandum
Date of Report: 76 05 11
Date of Information: 68 05 24
Originator: JCRC
Category: Casualty files

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From: "Shanks, Mark L CIV USA TRADOC" <Mark.Shanks@us.army.mil>
17 Nov 2011

 
I am the second of three sons of James Lee Shanks killed May 24, 1968 -
I have heard that there exist original bracelets with my dad's name on
them - is there any way that my brothers and I could receive any of the
original bracelets??  Please contact me and let me know.
Thank you
  
Mark Lee Shanks
Exhibit Specialist
U.S. Army Transportation Museum
300 Washington Blvd.
Fort Eustis, Virginia,  23604
 
Email:  mark.shanks@us.army.mil