Irving J. Jones

Recent Address: 3 Lake Hills Road, Troy, NY 12180-6546
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Family Info: Parents: Reginald and Josephine; Wife: Marjorie; Children: Richard, Ronald, Kathryn
Hometown: Troy, NY
Date Entered Service: December 4, 1942
Service Number: 12089621 and O-835653
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 793rd
Location of Unit: Tinian Island - 1945
Missions Flown: 16, some of these were supply drops to POWs
Hump Missions:
Targets: Aomori, Nokeoka, Fukuoka, Tokyo, Marcus Island
Awards: Air Medal,Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with 3 Bronze Battle Stars, Presidential Unit Citation, American Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Air Offensive Japan, Eastern Mandates, Western Pacific Offensive, qualified as expert with .45 caliber pistol
Service Schools: Pilot B-24 Trans. Tng., Cortland, AL 1944; Pilot B-29 Trans. Tng., Maxwell Fld., AL 1944; Pilot B-29 Trans. Tng., Pyote, TX 1944/45
MOS: MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lieutenant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6397 Million Dollar Baby
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Date Transferred from the 58th: February 25, 1946
Date Discharged: April 24, 1946
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer with Ford Motor Co.; Production Equipment Designer and Manufacturing Process Engineer. Retired from the job in 1983.
Thoughts About the 58th:
Great pride and honor to have served with all associated with the B-29's and all back up, of the 58th Bomb Wing.
There was a saying around the base that should never be forgotten: WAIT TILL THE 58TH GETS HERE! Enough said!
Mr. Jones passed away July 24, 2004. He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy, NY.

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