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Claude B Jones

Military

Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623

Awards: DFC, AM (9OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Milfred Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from night mission as a Pathfinder in B-26 42-107680 'Pickled Dilly' 8-Jul-44. Bombing raid on V bomb storage facility at Chateau de Ribeaucourt, France. Killed in action (KIA) MACR 6623 ...

  • Raymond Close

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Claude Jones crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623 Awards: PH.

  • George Moon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator & Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Stand in for Claude Jones crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623 ...

  • Robert Silberman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 351st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Claude Jones crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Jack Tolbert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Claude Jones crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623 Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 451st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107680 'Pickled Dilly'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter 6 x KIA MACR 6623

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Union County, SC 7 March 1920

Son of Andrew Young and Frances 'Fannie' Minter [Bobo] Jones.

Enlisted Charlotte, NC 19 November 1940

Charlotte North Carolina

Lived in Everett, WA 1942

NoK: Wife Muriel M Jones residing Everett, WA.

Based Andrews Field 1943 – 8 July 1944

Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF.

Buried Amiens, FR 9 July 1944

Interred
Amiens cemetery, FR

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Coalville-sur-Mer, France
Plot D Row 3 Grave 34

Buried Padgetts Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Cross Keys, SC 1948

Memorialised
Padgetts Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Cross Keys, Union County, SC

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2020 14:54:48 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28993084

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2020 14:35:26 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28604130
https://www.fold3.com/image/28993084
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763482
https://www.fold3.com/image/224538545
https://www.fold3.com/record/83960056-claude-b-jones
https://www.fold3.com/record/529910279-claude-b-jones
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56646125/claude-b-jones
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12403969/claude-b_-jones

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2020 14:23:06 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28604130
https://www.fold3.com/image/28993084
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763482
https://www.fold3.com/image/224538545
https://www.fold3.com/record/83960056-claude-b-jones
https://www.fold3.com/record/529910279-claude-b-jones
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56646125/claude-b-jones
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12403969/claude-b_-jones

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

451 BS Assoc, B-26 memorials guide / 9th Air Force Roll of Honor (IWM in liaison with Ninth Air Force veterans and group associations, American Battle Monuments Commission, and Buddies of the Ninth Association)

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