VANLOAN, JACK LINWOOD

Name: Jack Linwood VanLoan
Branch/Rank: UNITED STATES AIR FORCE/O4/Pilot
Unit: 433TFS
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: CORVALLIS OR
Date of Loss: 20-May-67
Country of Loss: NORTH VIETNAM
Loss Coordinates: 212500 North  1062500 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4C
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: JOSEPH MILLIGAN, returnee
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.  2016

REMARKS: 7303O4 RELEASED BY DRV

ALIVE IN 96/RET COL/WIFE JANIS/LIVES SC

No further information available at this time.

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http://www.bradwarthen.com/2008/01/what-it-ws-real/

What it was really like at the ‘Hanoi Hilton’

Jack Van Loan in 2006.

By BRAD WARTHEN
Editorial Page Editor
ON MAY 20, 1967, Air Force pilot Jack Van Loan was shot down over North Vietnam. His parachute carried him to Earth well enough, but he landed all wrong....

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http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/oh150/vanloan/vanloan.pdf

Jack Van Loan Oral History Interview, November 7, 2014

Title “A Prisoner of War for More than Two-Thousand Days”
Date November 7, 2014
Location Memorial Union, Oregon State University.

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http://www.thestate.com/news/local/military/article28620496.html

JULY 24, 2015 4:37 PM

Columbia’s Van Loan describes torture as POW: ‘I had never ever been hurt like that before in my life’...


Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/news/local/military/article28620496.html#storylink=cpy

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11/25/2016

E M wrote:

TO: CC,
On Veterans Day a life-size statue of one of our own, Jack Van Loan, was
unveiled at Centennial Plaza, Five Points, right in the middle of Downtown
Columbia (SC).  After his retirement Jack spent many years working and
improving the Five Points area.

Over a thousand people were in attendance, including a US Senator,
Congressmen and local politicians. Ev Southwick and I were there. On Sunday
at Jack's church, Spring Valley Baptist, the three of us replicated our
Hanoi worship service.  Jack boasted that for-six years he never missed a
Sunday service.   GBALL, Red
 

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  11/10/17
In 1971, Pam Williams of South Haven, Miss., saw an advertisement in the Memphis Commercial Appeal for POW bracelets. They were being sold for ...
 
Williams, who lives in Gallatin, TN, was a high school student when she bought the bracelet after seeing a newspaper ad around 1971. She says she ...

 

 

 

 

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