Air Force Manual 200-25  16 January 1961    Korean War POW/MIA Network

Jensen, Morton Henry

 TSgt; AF27358781  345th Bomb Sq, 98th Bomb Wg;

ECM Operator     B-29; 44-86392

Identifying Data:   Birth Date. 30 April 1930           Race. Caucasian

Eyes: blue; Hair: blonde; Height: 6-0; Weight: 175 lbs.

Circumstances of Loss:

1. Reported MIA 19 November 1952.

2. At 0131 hours aircraft was on a bombing mission over Songhon. On return was hit by fighters. Aircraft went down approximately 8 miles north of Chodo Island after fire and order to bailout.

Subsequent Reports:

1. Maj Sawyer, aircraft commander landed safely on friendly island- He stated that he ordered the crew to follow, normal bailout procedure and was satisfied that he was the last man to leave the aircraft Lt Alan Winchester was picked up in the water off Chodo on the 19th. Maj Sawyer saw aircraft hit the water approximately 1/2 mile north of Chodo.

2. Neither of these crewmen had further information on the rest of their crew. The body of 1st Lt Beverly A. Swengle, AC 1865329, was picked up in the water off the coast of Chodo. The body of 2d Lt Myron F Sestak was recovered on the North Korean mainland shot through the head. Search aircraft sighted parachutes inland from Chodo Island. Small arms fire was encountered in the area by searchers.

Conclusion:

It is possible that TSgt Jensen landed safely in enemy territory and was subsequently captured. It is also possible that he may have hit in the water and failed to survive.

Persona! History: Birthplace. St Paul, Minn. Cities of Residence. St. Paul, Minn.
Marital Status. Single.

Civilian Schools. Grammar School, St. Paul, Minn., 1944; Wilson High School, St. Paul, Minn., 1948; Northwestern Vocational School, StPaul, Minn.

Military Schools. U.S. Armed Forces Institute, Japan (fundamentals of typewriting, Jan. 52).

Previous Occupation. Electrical assembler.

Special Skills. Ham radio operator.

Nickname. Mort,