|Recent Address:||3 Lake Hills Road, Troy, NY 12180-6546|
|Family Info:||Parents: Reginald and Josephine; Wife: Marjorie; Children: Richard, Ronald, Kathryn|
|Date Entered Service:||December 4, 1942|
|Service Number:||12089621 and O-835653|
|Location of Unit:||Tinian Island - 1945|
|Missions Flown:||16, some of these were supply drops to POWs|
|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|
|Where You a POW?:|
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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.
|58th Bomb Wing Veterans Index|