Charles S. Jones

Recent Address: 3210 River Crescent Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401-7720
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Family Info: Parents: Charles and Hallie; Wife: Janet; Children: Diana, Patricia
Hometown: Lexington, KY
Date Entered Service: January 1, 1941
Service Number: 403147080
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 768th
Location of Unit: Walker, KS - December 1943
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions: Many
Targets: Yawata, Bangkok
Awards: American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal,EAME Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, NDSM, Air Force Reserve Medal with HGD, AFOUA, Distinguished Flying Cross, AFLSA with 5 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, SAEMR, AFCM
Service Schools: C-GSS Air Staff 1945; KC-135 1958
MOS: Courts and Boards
Rank Upon Discharge: Lt. Colonel
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6312 Mysterious Mistress
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Post WWII Service: He entered the military prior to the start of World War II and retired in 1965. He served primarily as a pilot, testing new aircraft, and flying bombers and refueling aircraft. He also spent time as an ROTC instructor at Allegheny University in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and as a deputy base commander. In 1956 he piloted University of Chicago scientists on a 51-day around the world mission that charted the earth's magnetic equator for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. The study proved important to the future space program.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): He worked for the state Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Services, and later was a founding director and officer of a savings and loan association. He also served his community as chairman of the local hospital board.
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Comments: Mr. Jones passed away on December 12, 2012 and is buried at Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery in Winston-Salem, NC.

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