Jenkins Jr., Harry Tarleton, CAPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1976-1978, 131X, COMPHIBGRU 3 (CPG 3)/COMPHIBRON 5
Service Years
1945 - 1978
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Safari To Suez
Suez Canal
Tailhook
Captain
Captain

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
1927
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Washington DC
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Aug 02, 1995
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Pacific Command United States Atlantic Command Badge US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Persian Gulf Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesTailhook AssociationSkyhawk AssociationAmerican Ex-POW Association
Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans AssociationVeterans of the Vietnam War
  1950, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States - Assoc. Page
  1957, Tailhook Association
  1962, Skyhawk Association
  1965, American Ex-POW Association - Assoc. Page
  1965, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association [Verified]
  1973, Veterans of the Vietnam War


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

                             

In the first three WESTPAC combat cruises to SouthEast Asia (SEA) (1965–68), VA-163 sustained periods of heavy losses, including 14 aircraft destroyed by enemy action, with at least five pilots killed, five captured, and two severely wounded. The 'Saints' also lost two squadron Commanding Officers (CO) to combat action, with the first during the 1965 WESTPAC combat cruise, CDR Harry Jenkins, in November 1965 (shot down, and made a POW). The second was CDR Wynne Foster, who lost an arm to flak in July 1966, but ejected and was rescued. (Foster later recovered, and waged a successful battle to remain on active duty.)

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  • Harry Tarleton Jenkins, Jr.

  • Date of birth: July 24, 19027
  • Date of death: August 2, 1995
  • Place of Birth: Washington, D.C.
  • Home of record: Washington, D.C.
  • Status: POW

  • Harry Jenkins was a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He was interned as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam after he was shot down on November 13, 1965, and was held until his release on February 12, 1972. After retiring from the Navy, he was killed while piloting a home-built aircraft on August 2, 1995.


   
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Command at Sea

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1945, Naval Aviation Cadet Program/Navy Pre-flight School (Pensacola, FL)
 Duty Stations
ONOP NY USNR Aviator Training V-5 ProgCommander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)NAS DallasNAS Corpus Christi/Truax Field
NAS Oceana, VANAS Jacksonville FLUS NavyCOMSEVENTHFLT
COMCRUDESPACCTF 77School Assignments - StaffNaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Faculty Staff)/FASOTRAGRUPAC (Faculty Staff)VA-163 SaintsCommander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)USS Oriskany (CV-34)
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC)USS Denver (LPD-9)COMPHIBGRU 3 (CPG 3)/COMPHIBRON 5
  1945-1946, 139X, ONOP NY USNR Aviator Training V-5 Prog
  1945-1948, 131X, Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
  1946-1947, 139X, NAS Dallas
  1947-1948, 131X, NAS Corpus Christi/Truax Field/Naval Air Training Center
  1948-1949, 131X, NAS Oceana, VA
  1949-1950, 131X, NAS Jacksonville FL
  1950-1950, 131X, USS Fred T Berry (DDE-858)
  1950-1950, 131X, COMSEVENTHFLT
  1950-1950, 131X, COMCRUDESPAC
  1950-1950, 131X, CTF 77
  1950-1953, 131X, Officer Training Command Pensacola (OTCP) - staff only
  1953-1953, 131X, CIC Watch Officer Course
  1953-1955, 131X, USS Point Cruz (CVE-119)
  1955-1957, 131X, FLECOMPRON - search for VC-#
  1957-1959, 131X, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1959-1961, 131X, Naval Air Warfare Center Trenton, NJ
  1961-1962, 131X, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Faculty Staff)/FASOTRAGRUPAC (Faculty Staff)
  1962-1964, 131X, VA-163 Saints
  1964-1965, 131X, VA-163 Saints
  1964-1965, 131X, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Carrier Air Wing 16 (CVW-16)
  1964-1965, 131X, USS Oriskany (CV-34)
  1965-1973, 131X, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC)
  1973-1974, 131X, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  1974-1975, 131X, USS Denver (LPD-9)
  1976-1978, 131X, COMPHIBGRU 3 (CPG 3)/COMPHIBRON 5
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1965-1965 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1965-1965 Operation Rolling Thunder/Operation Rolling Thunder II
  1965-1965 Dixie Station, South Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
Newberry CollegeUniversity of South CarolinaNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1945-1945, Newberry College
  1945-1946, University of South Carolina
  1957-1959, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
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