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Hinson Clyde Jones

Military

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Harry Haskett crew. 27 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Service

People

  • Harry Haskett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. Nursed the "Mary Alice" back to England from Munich in one of the most unusual feats of skill reported from 401st base. Haskett's crew on its 5th mission, was "Tail End Charlie" and received...

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. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102468 'Farmer's Daughter'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-C] Deenethorpe 3/5/44; 614BS [IW-S]; 106m, Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-31983 Mary Alice

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Presque Is 18/2/44; Grenier 2/3/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-G] Deenethorpe 7/3/44; detailed Munich 13/7/44 with L.H. Haskett, Tail gunner: Ed Page (Killed in Action); Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 6/6...

  • 43-38077 'Tagalong', 'Duke's Mixture'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Hunter 14/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-Q] Deenethorpe 5/8/44 DUKE'S MIXTURE; 614BS [IW-H]; Returned to the USA Bradley 6//6/45; 4169 BU Sth Plains 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap...

  • 44-6310 'Rocky Lois'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 11/7/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-P] Deenethorpe 23/7/44; Missing in Action Gaggenau 10/9/44 with Bill Woodward, Ball turret gunner: Theo Schappert (2KIA-both dead in wreckage); Co-pilot: Jim Glidewell, Navigator:...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Doerun,GA 11 September 1918

Son of Hinson Quinea Jones.

Enlisted Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA 8 March 1942

Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia

Based Deenethorpe June 1944 – January 1945

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 10 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 17 April 1966
Buried Silver Hill Cemetery Frostproof, Polk County, FL 21 April 1966

Silver Hill Cemetery
Frostproof,
Polk County, Florida

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2021 19:22:25 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/647498552
https://www.fold3.com/record/87877097/hinson-c-jones-wwii-army-enlistmen...
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2905
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Crews/Details.aspx?CrewId=13121
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29751323/hinson-clyde-jones

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2905

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