Naomi Esther Jaffe (born June 26, 1943 in Glen Wild, New York) was arrested as a part of the Weather Underground Organization "Pittsburgh 26" and during the WUO "Days of Rage" riots in Chicago in October, 1969. Jaffe submerged into the underground in early 1970 and continued to function therein.
Jaffe also went under the false names of Naomi Esther Safier, Leona and William Irving Safier.
After returning from a trip to Hanoi, North Vietnam, Jaffe was the main speaker at a workshop which was part of the Students for a Democratic Society National Convention, held June 9-15, 1968, at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
Shooting Down American Fighter Plane
Jaffe stated that when she was in North Vietnam she had shot down an American fighter plane with an anti-aircraft gun with the assistance of a native North Vietnamese woman. Jaffe further claimed to have later assisted in or observed the capture of an American pilot of the plane she had shot down. Upon returning to the U.S. Jaffe wore a small piece of the fuselage on a chain around her neck that came from the plane that she claimed to have shot down.