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Sgt Evan Hugh Jones, Jr

Sgt Evan Hugh Jones, Jr

Birth
Allen County, Ohio, USA
Death 16 Jan 1943 (aged 22)
Panama
Burial Delphos, Allen County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section: AA
Memorial ID 153863443 · View Source
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ELIDA YOUTH IS CRASH VICTIM

An airplane accident in the Panama Canal Zone Saturday claimed the life of Sgt Evan H. Jones, Jr., 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Evan H. Jones, Elida, route 2.
The war department in informing the parents of the death, did not reveal details.

In the United States Army a little over two years, Jones was made a sergeant late in June, 1942. He had been in the Canal Zone for the past 16 months. He was a mechanic with the corps ground force.

A graduate of Elida high school in 1938, Sgt Jones had been employee of the Superior Coach Corp. before entering the armed forces.

Upon joining the service, he was sent to an air field in South Carolina and then he went to Chanute Field, Ill. Shortly before he left Panama he spent a 30-day furlough visiting relatives and friends in the Lima area.

The father of the victim is superintendent of the Allen co. maintenance for the state highway department.

Sgt. Jones, in addition to his parents is survived by three brothers,, Floyd, now attending school at Camp Lee, Va. who until recently had spent seven months in Army camps in the southwest; Kenneth W., an aviator instructor for the Northwest Airline, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.; Ralph, at home; three sisters, Dorothy, a first lieutenant in the Army Nurses Corp. Miami Beach, Fla. and Blanche and Mary at home, Elida, route 2.

The father said that he had not learned from the war department whether the body will be returned here or not.

SOURCE:
The Lima News
Lima, Allen, Ohio
Monday, January 18, 1943
Page 1


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20TH TR. CARRIERS SQ. 6TH AIR FORCE U.S.A.A.F.
WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Joyce Niswander
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153863443
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Evan Hugh Jones, Jr (27 Dec 1920–16 Jan 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153863443, citing Walnut Grove Cemetery, Delphos, Allen County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Joyce Niswander (contributor 48034852) .