Donald K Jones

Military

Lt. Donald K. "Deacon" Jones flew as the co-pilot of the B-24D, 42-40246, Thunder Mug, with his Command Pilot, Lt. Russell Longnecker, on Operation Tidal Wave, the Ploesti oil refinery mission, and safely returned to Benghazi, Libya. (RTB) He stood in for Lt. Hubert R. Tardif, who had contracted dysentery. 1-Aug-43

Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (8OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 93rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-190654 / O-2044845
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-197
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Flight Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 330th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-731694 and 11998769 on enlisting
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Thunder Mug
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 1 August 1943
  • Official Description: 177 B-24’s, of IX Bomber Command (including Heavy Bombers on loan from Eighth AF) are dispatched to bomb oil refineries at Ploesti and nearby Campina. The operation (TIDALWAVE) is costly, 54 planes and 532 airmen being lost, but damage to the targets...

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Soluch Airfield
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Berka, al Birkah

Events

Event Location Date Description
Scarsdale, NY

Revisions

Date8 Dec 2021 11:26:49
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Date6 Oct 2021 07:27:05
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Best Web - B-24 - Thunder Mug

Date6 Oct 2021 07:23:54
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Names added. - Kickapoo

Date6 Oct 2021 07:09:56
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Best Web - B-24 - Thunder Mug

Date28 Aug 2019 13:51:22
Date11 Apr 2015 18:22:05
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