Everett R Jones

Military

Object Number - UPL 6602 - Captain Everett R. Jones

First entered the Signal Corps and then completed training as a multi-engine pilot. Flew B-24s with the 2nd AD including lead positions for the 96th Combat Wing and three different groups on twenty-two occasions. Later, also piloted the P-47 Thunderbolt. [Documents attached to database form. ]

Flew with Bill Campbell when they were both in the 466th Bomb Group.
DFC/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

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Units served with

Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12074277
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer - Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 458th Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33438989
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Radar (H2X) Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Hubba Hubba!
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomb Squadron 329th Bomb Squadron 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Sally
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 466th Bomb Group 487th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (466th Bomb Group)
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Paper Doll
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron 7th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 11 September 1944
  • Date: 5 October 1944

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Louisville, KY, USA 1918-07-28

Died

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466th BG Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 1944-07-17 - 1945-02-14 Completed a 21 mission tour with the 466th BG. Had trained as a lead crew and flown mission with the 44th BG prior to transferring to the 466th BG

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Lead Crew Mission

Munich, Germany 1944-07-21 Deputy Combat Wing Lead Pilot - 96th CBW

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Bremen, Germany 1944-07-29 Deputy Combat Wing Lead Pilot - 96th CBW

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Lead Crew Mission

Magdeburg, Germany 1944-09-11 Deputy Group Lead Pilot - 458th BG A/c received a direct flak hit in the bomb bay which set off the smoke marker bombs. The flaps and aileron controls on the right wing were severed at the same time. Jones kept his a/c in formation and his crew in place, dropping his bombs on the lead ship. He was then able to bring his seriously damaged ship back to base and land without further damage to his crew or a/c.

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Paderborn, Germany 1944-10-05 Combat Wing Lead Pilot - 96th CBW

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Osnabrück, Germany 1944-10-12 Deputy Division Lead Pilot - 2nd Air Division

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Kaiserslautern, Germany 1944-10-14 Group Lead Pilot - 466th BG

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Gelsenkirchen, Germany 1944-10-25 Squadron Lead Pilot - 466th BG

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Bottrop, Germany 1944-10-26 Squadron Lead Pilot - 466th BG Despite losing the turbo on the #1 engine early in the mission, Jones kept his a/c in the lead position and his group in perfect wing formation. At the time there was a shortage of radar equipped aircraft in the 96th CBW. His decision not to abort was critical to the missions success.

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Lead Crew Mission

Gelsenkirchen, Germany 1944-11-01 Squadron Lead Pilot - 466th BG Again lost a turbo during assembly. Jones chose not to abort and successfully lead his squadron to mission completion.

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Lead Crew Mission

Castrop-Rauxel, Germany 1944-11-02 Squadron Lead Pilot - 466th BG Lost oil pressure over the Zuider Zee in his #1 engine. With the engine feathered, Jones took his squadron directly to the target and lead a successful precision bomb run.

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Hanau, Germany 1944-11-10 Group Lead Pilot - 466th BG

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Bottrop, Germany 1944-11-11 Squadron Lead Pilot - 467th BG

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Aachen, Germany 1944-11-16 Group Lead Pilot - 466th BG

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Bingen, Germany 1944-11-25 Group Lead Pilot - 467th BG

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Bielefeld, Germany 1944-11-26 Group Lead Pilot - 458th BG

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Bielefeld, Germany 1944-11-29 Group Plead Pilot - 458th BG

Enlisted

Bingen, Germany 1944-12-01 Combat Wing Lead Pilot - 86th CBW

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Bingen, Germany 1944-12-10 Combat Wing Lead Pilot - 96th CBW

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54568 Gerolstein, Germany 1944-12-24 Deputy Group Lead Pilot - 458th BG

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Lead Crew Mission

Neuwied, Germany 1944-12-30 Division Lead Pilot - 2nd Air Division

Revisions

Date21 Apr 2020 00:26:12
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No 135 Castrop, Germany 2 November 1944
NARA research by Brad Sullivan

Date2 Oct 2016 19:06:27
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG - Everett Jones Papers - Copy of recommendation for award of the Distinguished Flying Cross

Date21 Oct 2015 10:57:23
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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
466TH BG Historian;
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia; http://www.458bg.com/754thcombatcrews.htm

Date8 Jun 2015 12:22:12
ContributorLucy May
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Added awards to Awards field.

Date8 Jun 2015 02:48:43
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date8 Jun 2015 02:47:17
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date10 Nov 2014 01:24:52
Contributor466thHistorian
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Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date11 Oct 2014 22:17:56
ContributorLucy May
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As told to me by Bill Campbell. Bill's entry is here: http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/225941

Date27 Sep 2014 18:09:30
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self & Page 310 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Co 1998 edition, D790.A2S45

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