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First Lieutenant Charles F Jones of the 306th Bomb Group plays skittles in one of the recreation rooms at Thurleigh. He was transferred to the United States Eighth Air Force from the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 16 Dec 1942.' [stamp], '238734.' [Censor no.]

Printed caption on reverse: 'Delighted to be with the American lads. I transferred from the Royal Canadian Air Force in November and am now on the job as a first Lt" It is 1st Lt Charles F Jones speaking. His home is at 843 East 80th Street and his parents Mr and Mrs Charles Wesley Jones, will be glad to know he is "fine". He is pictured playing skittles on the Officers Club at the British airfield where he is serving. He went to the Hirsch High Schooland Armor Tech, and worked as a steel miller worker (Carrigie,Ill) and a railroader (Penna Railway).'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

First Lieutenant Charles F Jones of the 303rd Bomb Groupn plays skittles in one of the recreation rooms at Molesworth. He was transferred to the United States Eighth Air Force from the Royal Canadian Air Force. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 16 Dec 1942.' [stamp], '238734.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Delighted to be with the American lads. I transferred from the Royal Canadian Air Force in November and am now on the job as a first Lt" It is 1st Lt Charles F Jones speaking. His home is at 843 East 80th Street and his parents Mr and Mrs Charles Wesley Jones,will be glad to know he is "fine". He is pictured playing skittles on the Officers Club at the British airfield where he is serving. He went to the Hirsch High Schooland Armor Tech,and worked as a steel miller worker (Carrigie,Ill)and a railroader (Penna Railway).'

Connections

People

  • Charles Jones

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator
    Was Group and 369th Squadron Navigator. Flew 25 missions. Shot down a FW-190 hitting it frist at 200 yards in February 1943. Retired USAF in December 1969. Jones went to Canada in February 1940 to US DFC; British DFC; AM w/3 OLC;

Locations

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2017 16:48:00 Lucy May Changes to caption and place associations
Sources

Corrected unit and place association from 303rd BG and Molesworth to 306th BG and Thurleigh. See Charles Jones' person record and also FRE 1031 (https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/22260

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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