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Allen M Jones

Military

Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Martyniak Crew. On mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 42-97238; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. RTD

Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • John Martyniak

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Pilot on mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 42-97238; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. RTD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97238 'Our Captain'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/2/44; Kearney 25/2/44; Presque Is 22/3/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-I] Ridgewell 6/4/44; Missing in Action 3m Kerlin-Bastard, Fr 8/6/44 with John Martyniak, Co-pilot: Dick Kellum, Navigator: Jim Manion, Bombardier: Ray Stewart,...

Missions

  • 400

    8 June 1944
    Mission #7 - Bombed the railway yards in Tours, France. Long ride (7 hours).

Associated Place

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Louisa County, IA 11 September 1923

Son of Clennie Carl and Mary Stella [Allbaugh] Jones.

Draft registration San Diego, CA June 1942

At time of draft registration working for Riveting Dept, Consolidated, San Diego, CA

Enlisted Camp Dodge, Herrold, IA 23 March 1943

Camp Dodge,
Herrold, Iowa

Discharged USAAF 24 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Rock Island, IL 25 May 1996
Buried Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, IL 27 May 1996

Rock Island National Cemetery
Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL
Plot S-769

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2019 17:19:10 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/647747065
https://www.fold3.com/record/64699251-allen-m-jones
https://www.fold3.com/record/89987407-allen-m-jones
https://www.fold3.com/record/622095867-allen-jones-1923
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/848601/allen-m-jones

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx

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