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Willis Thomas Jones Jr

Military

Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Medical practitioner.

Service

People

  • Richard Luebke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7141. Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

Units served with

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 32nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6189

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 25/5/44; Hunter 20/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG Lucera 9/7/44; Missing in Action Wiener Neudorf 26/7/44 with Rich Luebke, Co-pilot: Thomas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Darling (3 Killed in Action); Navigator:...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Goose Creek, TX 8 July 1920

Son of Willis Thomas Snr and Lena Annie [Jones] Jones.

Based Lucera 1944 – 26 July 1944

Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW West of Wiener Neustadt 26 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 26 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died Baytown, TX 13 March 2017
Buried Earthman Memory Gardens, Baytown, TX 18 March 2017

Earthman Memory Gardens
Baytown,
Harris County, TX

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2018 17:44:24 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28717604
https://www.fold3.com/image/625053647?terms=Willis%20Thomas%20Jones
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84084882/w-t-jones
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84084903/ina-mae-jones

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