Jesse Jack Anderson was born in Newark on Aug. 18, 1926, and lived on Sharon Valley Highway. He graduated from Newark Excessive Faculty in 1944.
The son of Jesse S. and Anabelle, Jack enlisted within the Navy on June 16, 1944, for 2 years. He returned house and attended The Ohio State College. Based on information he enlisted on Jan. 12, 1950, within the Air Power. On Feb. 8, 1951, he married his hometown sweetheart Jeannette Hohl within the chapel at Vance Air Power Base in Enid, Oklahoma. Two days later Anderson obtained his pilots’ wings and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. The couple then resided at Randolph Air Power Base in San Antonio, Texas.
In October of 1951, Anderson escaped severe damage when the B-29 that he was co-pilot on crashed close to McClellan Air Power Base in California. Based on a newspaper account within the Newark Advocate on Oct. 30, 1951, when the airplane crashed it caught fireplace. Two crewmen had been reported in severe situation, whereas seven others had minor accidents. The household served on many bases through the years in the US and abroad. Whereas stationed in Okinawa from 1953 to 1955, Anderson served with the thirty third Air Rescue Service Squadron.
The Advocate reported on April 5, 1966, that the Anderson household was again in Newark visiting kin after a deployment in Vietnam. Anderson had already obtained orders to return to Vietnam in Might for an additional deployment. When he reported for responsibility he was assigned to the Third Aerospace Rescue and Restoration Group. Based on a Time Journal article printed on July 22, 1966, their main mission was to retrieve U.S. airman shot down over North Vietnam. “Their motto: “That Others Might Reside.”
On July 10, 1966, an Air Power F-4 Phantom Jet had attacked North Vietnam when it was hit by flak and reported they had been on fireplace. The 2-man crew despatched out a misery sign and acknowledged they had been going to attempt to attain the Gulf of Tonkin. Based on the Time Journal article, “Pilot Jesse J. Anderson, 39, had been orbiting his HU-16 amphibious Albatross over the Gulf for practically seven hours when he picked up the Phantom’s cry for assist. Gunning his motors, Anderson sped towards the crippled airplane. Earlier than he arrived, the crew bailed out: one pilot dropped into the waters of the Gulf barely half a mile from the North Vietnam coast, the opposite a mile farther out. Each had been quickly beneath heavy shore fireplace from machine weapons and mortars as they bobbed helplessly within the water. Six U.S. fighter planes zoomed in to blast the shore batteries whereas Anderson set his Albatross down within the rolling swells. Whereas mortar shells fell inside 30 yards of the amphibian, first one pilot, then the opposite was pulled to security. Inside an hour after they’d bailed out, each had been secure at Da Nang Air Base,”
Anderson’s spouse Jeannette was vacationing in Newark when she obtained the information from him of the rescue. “The primary thrilling factor that has occurred to us in 19 years.”, was what she instructed the Advocate within the July 2, 1966 article. She instructed the paper that Anderson had been concerned in rescues earlier than however this was the primary time he had carried out the precise pickup. He instructed her that “one of many two rescued has extreme again accidents and the opposite had minor again accidents. Anderson was awarded the Air Medal at Da Nang Air Base, for his actions that day. He retired from the Air Power on August 15, 1968.
Main Jesse Jack Anderson 77, died Sept. 5, 2003, and is buried at Beal Memorial Cemetery, Fort Walton, Florida.
Doug Stout is the Veterans Mission Coordinator for the Licking County Library. It’s possible you’ll contact him at 740-349-5571 or email@example.com. His ebook, “By no means Forgotten: The Tales of Licking County Veterans” is on the market for buy on the library or on-line at bookbaby.com.