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George W Jones Jr

Military

Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Madgeburg in P-51D 44-11204, hit by return fire, engine failing, baled out too low and chute didn't fully inflate before he hit the ground at Meckohn. Killed in Action (KIA). 3-Mar-45. MACR 12896.

Gills, O. W. Crew

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    Group
    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 505th Fighter Squadron
  • 533rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Lenoir City, TN, USA 1942
Killed in action Möckern, Germany 3 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Madgeburg in P-51D 44-11204, hit by return fire, engine failing, baled out too low and chute didn't fully inflate before he hit the ground at Meckohn. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 12896.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2019 10:36:43 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx, MACR 10203

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2017 09:09:05 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Jones&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12896

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