|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1937|
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 1969, Vietnam|
In Memory of….. AMS1. Stanley Milton Jerome.
*** Aviation Structural Mechanic, First Class Jerome was a member of Heavy Attack Squadron 10 aboard the airraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CVA-43). On February 18, 1969, he was a crew member of a Tanker Aircraft (KA-3B) on a refueling mission. His aircraft was running low on fuel and he tried to make it back to the CORAL SEA but the plane fell into the ocean. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!
STANLEY MILTON JEROME - Navy - AMS1 - E6
Date of Birth Sept 11, 1937
From: DETROIT, MI
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Father, Theodore Marvin Jerome, Born March 27,1908 in Michigan and Died March 1,1971 at the age of 63 years old in Detroit, Michigan and Mother, Irene Delphine Motylinski Jerome, Born August 23,1912 and Died Nov. 3,1998 at the age of 86 years old and both born in Michigan.
Younger Brother, Theodore Jerome, Jr. and Baby Sister, Patricia Jerome both born in Michigan.
Marvin James Jerome, Born Nov. 14, 1944 and Died 1982.
***** "United States Census, 1940"
Name: Stanley Jerome
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Ward 22, Detroit, Detroit City, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Marital Status: Single
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1938
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Theodore Jerome M 32 Michigan
Wife Irene Jerome F 27 Michigan
Son Theodore Jerome M 4 Michigan
Son Stanley Jerome M 2 Michigan
Daughter Patricia Jerome F 1 Michigan
AMS1 - E6 - Navy - Regular
Length of service 12 years
His tour began on Feb 18, 1969
Casualty was on Feb 18, 1969
In , NORTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died missing, FIXED WING - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH AT SEA
Body was not recovered
Panel 32W - Line 56
Other Personnel In Incident: Rodney M. Chapman; Eddie R. Schimmels (missing)
LTCDR Rodney M. Chapman was a pilot assigned to Helicopter
Squadron 10 onboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA. On February 18, 1969, Chapman's aircraft was acting as the recovery tanker aircraft, prepared to render valuable assistance to other aircraft returning to the ship with very little fuel. This was Chapman's 90th flight mission in Vietnam. Chapman's crew included Petty Officers Stanley M. Jerome and Eddie R. Schimmels.
As the aircraft immediately ahead of Chapman's was landing, he advised that his approach would be from overhead the ship, proceeding away from the ship a short distance while descending, then turning toward the ship for a precision radar control landing. Chapman's approach was being monitored on radar. There was a two-way conversation between Chapman and the radar operator. Chapman descended from overhead the ship and flew outbound as instructed. He was then told to turn toward the ship. He failed to
acknowledge this radio transmission. A second attempt was made to contact him which failed.
About this time, Chapman's aircraft disappeared from the radar and further attempts to regain contact were of no avail.
Within minutes of his disappearance the CORAL SEA airborne helicopter was sent to the area approximately ten miles behind the ship and ordered to commence a search. Shortly thereafter, one of the CORAL SEA's escorting destroyers was also dispatched to assist in the search.
The destroyer and the helicopter were unable to locate either the aircraft or its crewmen. An organized search continued throughout the night by three more ships and additional aircraft, both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.
The following day at first light, an even more intensive search by ships and aircraft was conducted. These combined units searched extensively over an area of over 1,000 miles with no results.
It was concluded that the airplane crashed and the crew of the KA3 were lost at sea.
The three-man crew were listed as killed, body not recovered.
Note: Looking for his hometown Memorial Headstone.
Plot: Courts of the Missing
GPS (lat/lon): 21.3136, -157.84703
Created by: Eddieb
Record added: Oct 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99323112