JACOBS, EDWARD JAMES JR.
Name: Edward James Jacobs Jr.
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O5
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
Other Personnel in Incident: Claire Bois, James Zavocky, both KIA/BNR
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.
CDR EDWARD JAMES JACOBS JR.
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
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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