JACOBS, EDWARD JAMES JR.

Name: Edward James Jacobs Jr.
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O5
Unit:
Date of Birth: 13 July 1928
Home City of Record: MT VERNON WA
Date of Loss: 25 August 1967
Country of Loss:  North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 191958 North  1055159 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RA3B
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:  Claire Bois, James Zavocky, both KIA/BNR
Refno: 0812

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.   2020

REMARKS: RADIO CONTACT LOST OVER WATER SAR NEG

CACCF/CRASH/PILOT/20 YRS US Navy

No further information available at this time.
 

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CDR EDWARD JAMES JACOBS JR.

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On August 25, 1967, an RA-3B Skywarrior (bureau number 144835, call sign “Quizshow 09”) with three crew members carried out a night reconnaissance mission over the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of North Vietnam. As the aircraft approached the coastline, radar contact was lost, and could not be reestablished. A search for “Quizshow 09” discovered no sign of it or its crew. All three members of the crew remain unaccounted for.

Commander Edward James Jacobs Jr., who joined the U.S. Navy from Washington, was a member of Heavy Photographic Squadron 61. He was the pilot of “Quizshow 09” when it went missing, and he was lost with the aircraft. He remains unaccounted for. Today, Commander Jacobs is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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