Willys Pierce Jones

Military

Object Number - UPL 44409 - Garland B. Lloyd Crew 95th BG - 334th BS Standing Left to Right: Garland B. Lloyd (P), Willys P. Jones (CP), Elton Skinner (N), Russell Allman...

Damaged by fighter attacks on the return from a mission to Klein Machow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31299 'Junior' maintained formation until finally crashing NW of Beilen, Holland after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-803103
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Situation Normal
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Patches
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lucky Strike
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: She's My Gal II, Junior
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Lake Crystal, Minnesota 1917-02-13

Other

Shot Down/Captured

3 miles west of Hijken, Netherlands 1944-03-06

Died

Stillwater, MN 1989-02-23

Enlisted

Other

POW

Barth, Germany 1944-03-15 Stalag Luft I (dates are approximate)

Buried

Stillwater, MN 1989-02-26 Fairview Cemetery Stillwater, MN

Other

95th BG Combat Tour

Horham Airfield, UK 1943-12-13 - 1944-03-06 22 combat missions

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:28:56
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2999 / MACR 2999, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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