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Capt Lester Harold Jones
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1916
Rushville
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1944
Lazio, Italy

He was the son of Fielding Henry Jones Jr. and Lillie Pitts Jones, born on Sept 27, 1916 in Rushville, Buchanan Co., MO. He was commissioned July 1942 at Kelly Field Texas and went overseas in Feb 1943. He was a member of the 315th Fighter Squadron "The Crusaders", in the 324th Fighter Group. He flew over 111 sorties in the African and Sicilian campaigns. He was shot down in Sicily and was rescued after floating at sea for over 5 days. He was later killed in action in Italy in April 1944. He left behind his parents and a brother, Ernest Jones, who was an aviation cadet. 
 
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 Parents:
  Lillie Pitts Jones (1896 - 1986)
 
 Sibling:
  Lester Harold Jones (1916 - 1944)
  Ernest Fielding Jones (1918 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
CAPT 315 FTR SQ 324 FTR GP
 
Note: Entered the service from Missouri.
 
Burial:
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Nettuno
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy
Plot: Plot C Row 6 Grave 43
 
Maintained by: Moberry
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56310613
Capt Lester Harold Jones
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Capt Lester Harold Jones
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Capt Lester Harold Jones
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- Moberry
 Added: May. 23, 2015

- Moberry
 Added: Aug. 12, 2014
My relative,that I just found, and am extremely proud of for his service.
- JoAnn
 Added: Feb. 13, 2014
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