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).'
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;
Units served with
Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...
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