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Joseph L Jones


Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 10/6/44 in B-17 #448143


Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 548th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-8143

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 23/6/44; Langley 26/7/44; Dow Fd 13/8/44; Assigned 333BS/94BG Rougham 15/8/44; transferred 548BS/385BG [HR-V] Gt Ashfield 19/8/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/10/44 with Capt Jack Batty, Capt Edwin Herron, Mike Galicia, Lou DiNicola, Lt...

Associated Place

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...


Event Location Date
Born Akron, Ohio, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 6 October 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:23 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9516 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database