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Donald W Jones


Shot down by fighters on mission to Oscherleben on 11 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29487 'Ritzy Blitz. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

Earlier 30 December 1943 on return from mission to chemical works at Ludwigshaven, made wheels-up landing in Berkshire. 10 RTD Hedglin crew.



Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Home of the Memphis Belle


  • 42-29487 Ritzy Blitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/12/42; Salina 2/2/43; Duncan 23/2/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-K] Bassingbourn 9/3/43; 48m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Wayne Hedglin, Co-pilot: Don Jones, Navigator: Carey Goodwin, Waist gunner: Bill Francisco,...


Event Location Date
Born Round Lake, New York, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 11 January 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1915 / MACR 1915, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database