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NameBlack, Jon D.
BranchU.S. Air Force
Current StatusRetired
SquadronCS 02
Home TownJohnson City
Home StateTN
High SchoolScience Hill High School, Johnson City, TN.
High School ActivitiesTrack, Pistol & Rifle Team, Boy Scouts, Class President, Boys State, Debate Club, Pep Club, Choir, Civil Air Patrol, High School ROTC Drum & Bugle Team
Post High School
Academy Experienceslacrosse Culb, Gymnastics, Cheerleader, Protestent Choir, Ski Club
Academic Degree MajorBS - Unspec.
Active Duty Assignments Before CapturePlt Tng, 3640th PTW Lerado Ab TX.¶Instr Plt. 3640th PTW Lerado Ab TX.¶Flt Emnr 1001 Ops Sq. Andrews AFB, MD.¶F-4C Plt Tng, George AFB, CA.¶Plt. F-4c, 555th TFSq. Ubon AB, Thai
Capture ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationDate of Southeast Asia tour commenced on 11 September, 1967
Capture Mission#2 in flt of four F-4Cs struck by ground fire over North Vietnam, ejected w/good parachute. Captured after original report of MIA
MIA Information and DatesShot down on 27 Oct. 1967 and listed as MIA. Sufficient evidence recvd. on 17 November to change MIA to captured status¶¶
Capture Date11/17/1967
POW Locations and DatesNorth Vietnam
Release Date2/16/1968
Rank at CaptureCapt
Rank at ReleaseCapt
Military and Civilian Jobs after ReleasePlt. 59th FISq, Kingsley Fld, OR.¶3345 Tech Sch, Presidio Monteray, CA.¶Sq Cmdr, InterAmerican AF Acad, Albrook CZ.¶Sq Off Sch, Maxwell AFB, AL.¶Action Off P&P HqUSAFSO, Albrook AFB, CZ¶InstPlt, 25 TFSq, Vance AFB, OK.¶Cmd. Acquisitions Div. HqATC, Randolph AFB, TX.¶Tng Plns Spec, Vought Corp, Dallas TX.¶Yacht Broker/Salesman Inland Sailboats Co. Dallas, TX.¶SrInst B-747 Flt Crew Gnd Tng, Saudi Arabian Airlines¶DC-9 Crew Tng Inst US Air Airlines
Burial Site
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPilot
Notable Military & Civilian Decorations & Awards1 DFC 2 MSMs 1 AM
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