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Harold M Jones

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Born Lafayette, IN, USA 29 November 1919

Born 29 November 1919 by parents Collet Jones and Leslie Gertrude Jones (maiden name Rakestraw) in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Prior to services he was a college student for 2 years and a part-time theater usher.
Harold’s father passed away on 19 February 1944, and Harold was killed in action on Friday, 7 June 1944 after 31 combat missions.

Died 50490 Saint-Sauveur-Lendelin, France 7 June 1944

He was on mission with the 365th Fighter/Bomber Group, 386th Fighter/Bomber Squadron in a P-47D-22 Thunderbolt, tail number 4226128 to bomb railroad bridge at St.-Sauveur-Lendelin, France. After destroying the objective he was hit by enemy flack guns and was observed bailing out of his aircraft. His wingman, 2nd Lt Coburn G. Arledge radioed in that Jones was bailing out about a half mile north of the town.

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08 December 2018 10:41:00 spencer.jones Changes to nickname
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Family

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The History of the Hell Hawks

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History of the Hell Hawks

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Family records

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Birth Certificate

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Headstone Inscription and Interment Record

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08 August 2017 14:32:34 spencer.jones Changes to nationality, events and aircraft associations
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The History of the Hell Hawks
Hell Hawks! The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler's Wehrmacht

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21 December 2015 12:19:29 Lucyd Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, events and unit associations
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https://www.abmc.gov/node/544776#.VnfuB1KLrK4

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