EPISODE 44: Capt. Jack Ensch
In May of 1972, radar intercept officer Jack Ensch and his pilot* shot two North Vietnamese fighter jets out of the sky, a feat for which they would each be awarded the Navy Cross. A few months later, Ensch found himself ejecting from his F-4 Phantom and on his way to the Hanoi Hilton, where he’d spend 216 days as a prisoner of war. In this episode, he shares his amazing story of victory and defeat, captivity and release, duty and friendship.
CDR Michael W Doyle is honored on Panel 1W, Line 69 of The Wall: https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/13877/MICHAEL-W-DOYLE-2/
*VVMF incorrectly identified the pilot as Michael William Doyle. The pilot awarded the Navy Cross was Capt. Ronald E. “Mugs” McKeown. Commander Michael William Doyle was the pilot of the downed F-4 Phantom.
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