Jack Paris Dove, SrCaptain
497TH TFS, 8TH TFW, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
09 September 1940 - 12 July 1967
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The database page for Jack Paris Dove, Sr
I am Jill Dove Teetor, Jack Dove's only daughter. His son, Jack Junior, died in an auto accident on March 19, 2000 ... his daughter, Hannah Theresa Dove, turned four on Valentine's Day 2002. My daughter, Jordan Dove Brcic (pronounced "Bursick") is 9 years old and will be 10 on May 20th.
I turned one on November 5, 1966, and Dad left that December ... never to come home. My last words as he left ... looking out the window at my grandmother's ... was "Daddy gone"! Of course, I do not remember that but I've been told about it all my life!
Dad usually flew the F-4 PHANTOM and was approaching his 100th mission - he should have come home in August 1967. On his 93rd mission he was flying a T-28 TROJAN as a Forward Air Controller.
We all remember Jack Dove Senior.
I just want to say that in 1970 I was issued a POW-MIA bracelet that bore the name of Capt Jack Dove. I prayed for so many years that he would come home safely ... unfortunately he didn't and I just became aware of the information 37 years after the fateful mission. I recently have been in contact with the Captain's daughter and we have e-mailed one another and look forward to meeting in person. My wish is for all the servicemen and women who protect us every day come home safely. God bless America
A Note from The Virtual WallMajor Boyd E. Squire and Captain Jack P. Dove were assigned to the 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron based at Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base. While the 497th TFS flew F-4D aircraft, the two men were shot down while flying a different aircraft - the T-28D TROJAN.
The T-28 started life as a Navy and Air Force trainer in 1950, but when fitted with weapons stations it became a very useful counter-insurgency aircraft which was used by a number of nations. The US Air Force used it in Vietnam as a Forward Air Control and light attack aircraft. One of the squadrons equipped with T-28s was the 606th Air Commando Squadron at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, located just across the Mekong River about 50 miles west of where the North Vietnam, South Vietnam, and Laotian borders met. The 606th ACS was established in March 1966 and operated a variety of aircraft for a variety of missions along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos. Among these aircraft were the A-26As and T-28Ds, which were used for interdiction work along the Trail. On occasion, the 606th's assigned crews were augmented by pilots from other units - and that was the case with Major Squire and Captain Dove.
On the night of 12/13 July 1967, the two men were flying T-28D tail number 49-1569 on a night interdiction mission when they went missing near Ban Katoi, just within North Vietnam. Although search and rescue aircraft did spot a wing from the T-28, they found no sign of the two crewmen. It was supposed they had been hit by AAA fire and crashed before either could bail out of the aircraft. The two men were classed as Killed in Action, Body not Recovered.
The crash site was excavated and recovered remains were repatriated in June 1992. On 19 July 1995 the US Government announced that the remains of Major Squire and Captain Dove had been identified - 28 years and one week after they were lost.
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Jill Dove Teetor
05 Jun 1999
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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