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William E. Jones Collection (2338) Finding Aid

Item Number: 23380000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately one linear foot of military records, certificates, articles, and photographs document William E. Jones service with the 388th Tactical Wing in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Also included in the donation are records that identified Jones' remains when they were returned to the United States in 1985. Jones was shot down over North Vietnam on 5 January 1968 and was then listed MIA and later declared dead in 1976.

Dates

  • 04 January 2011

Biographical / Historical

William E. Jones was born on 21 June 1940. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1962 and was commissioned in the United States Air Force after being involved in ROTC at Texas A&M. Jones served with the 388th Tactical Wing in Vietnam. His F-105D was shot down near Hanoi on 5 January 1968. Jones was listed as an MIA after the crash and was then later declared dead in 1976. His remains were positively identified and were returned from Vietnam to his family in 1985.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
1.0
Pages
1
Location(s)
D044.6D; Oversize Individual Collections; Photograph Collection; D226.7, Museum Object Collection
2
Photographs

6 photos of Capt. Jones
VA064349-VA064354

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3
Museum Objects

2338museum4068: Air Force Certificate folder
2338museum4069: Armed Forces of the United States Identification Card
2338museum4070: Korat Air Base USAF Restricted Area Badge

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D044.6D ]]
  • Box 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, [Oversize Individual Collections ]]
  • 1000: [1000] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Jones' college transcripts, commencement program from Texas A&M, 1962, and early military service records
  • Military Service Records, Health Reports, and letters of appreciation, 1964-1966
  • Military Service Records, 1967-1968
  • Military Service Records through date of casualty, casualty reports, and military correspondence with Jones' family during 1968 after his aircraft accident
  • Military Service Records, military correspondence with Jones' family, and the change of casualty status to KIA in 1976
  • Copies of Jones' Service Records sent to the staff of the Central Identification Laboratory at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii to aid in the identification of Jones' remains
  • Jones' Medical Records used by the Central Identification Laboratory to identify his skeletal remains in 1985
  • Central Identification Laboratory records for skeleton # CILHI 0077-85, dental evaluation and skeletal inventory used in identifying the remains as William Jones
  • Documents concerning the release of remains for burial, and funeral details
  • Newspaper Clippings regarding Jones' military service, MIA status, and remains recovery in 1985
  • Citation Certificates for commendations Jones was awarded (most posthumously)
  • Oversize newspaper clippings regarding Jones' service, MIA status, and remains recovery in 1985
2
Photographs

6 photos of Capt. Jones
VA064349-VA064354

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3
Museum Objects

2338museum4068: Air Force Certificate folder
2338museum4069: Armed Forces of the United States Identification Card
2338museum4070: Korat Air Base USAF Restricted Area Badge

Click here to view all Museum Objects

Pub Credit Line
23380000000, William E. Jones Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 04 Jan 2011 [Updated: 26 Jun 2013]