James Frederick Jones

Military
Jim Jones, a tail gunner of the 388th Bomb Group in position inside his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30595, nicknamed "Gremlin Gus II". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Jim Jones, T/G of Gremlin Gus. Haven't heard of at Veterans Association, Maryland.'

Object Number - FRE 1489 - Jim Jones, a tail gunner of the 388th Bomb Group in position inside his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30595, nicknamed "Gremlin Gus II"....

Assigned to 550BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 16-Sep-43 mission to La Pallice, France in B-17 42-5904 'Gremlin Gus'. On return, crashed in Devonshire after scraping a hill top. Jones fell out of the escape hatch suffering slight injuries.

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39840703
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
Captain Dick and Ralph Jarrendt of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Capt Dick & Ralph Jarrendt.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-731474
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
Captain Dick and Ralph Jarrendt of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Capt Dick & Ralph Jarrendt.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16057004 / O-664401
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Olin's 69ers, Gremlin Gus II
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Gremlin Gus
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Baltimore, MD, USA

Enlisted

Fort George G Meade, MD, USA 1941-08-09 National Guardsman

Based

Knettishall Assigned to 550BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date29 Mar 2020 20:43:39
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date4 Mar 2020 22:03:42
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date3 Mar 2020 19:39:06
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "-" and a space to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date20 Apr 2018 18:41:18
ContributorCastleBren
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388th Bomb Group Archives

Date15 Sep 2017 14:58:20
ContributorAl_Skiff
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Key Image ID.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:21
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 285

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