George W Jones Jr

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 27422 - Lt. George W Jones, [ Lenoir TN ], 505th Fighter Squadron. P-51D 44-15315 6N-Y “Miss E.T.O.” L-R Lt. Jones, Cpl. Ruby Newell who had the P-51...

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.

Awards: AM (5OLC), EAME (1 x Battle Star), PH.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 339th Fighter Group 505th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Don Helen Miss ETO
  • Unit: 339th Fighter Group 353rd Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Squadron 505th Fighter Squadron

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Event Location Date Description

Born

17 August 1924

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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.
Lenoir City, TN, USA

Buried

Re-Interred Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia

Based

Fowlmere 3 March 1945 Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date24 Jul 2019 10:36:43
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

Date27 Sep 2014 18:11:17
ContributorAAM
Sources

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

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