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2LT Joseph W Jones

Death 26 Oct 1944 (aged 22)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 169023968 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Joseph L. Koch who resided in Kensington, Connecticut.

Joseph served as Second Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24J #44-41022, 424th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Connecticut prior to the war.

B-24J #44-41022 was one of seven B-24 sent out on mission #307-353D to a port in the Sulu Sea to bomb what was thought to be a Japanese Yamato battleship. Over their target they were hit by anti-aircraft flak after dropping their bomb's and exploded in mid-air and fell into the sea during the war.

Joseph was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-828445

Joseph also has a "Cenotaph" in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Talladega, Alabama.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #44-41022:

Bergeron, Donald J ~ Sgt, ND
Dunhoff, Henry C, Jr ~ Sgt, PA
Fugett, Wendall G ~ Sgt, OH
Hatton, Jack K ~ 2nd Lt, OR
Jones, Joseph W ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, CT
McLaughlin, Paul C ~ Sgt, SD
Nissley, Caleb S ~ Sg, PA
Randolph, James S ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NJ
Rodman, George S ~ Sgt, PA
Stone, William J ~ 2nd Lt, CA

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Two other B-24's were also lost on this mission:

B-24J #44-40605:
For more see: 2Lt Houston G. Hicks, Pilot, IN

B-24J #44-40547:
For more see: 2Lt Russell G. Sutphin, Pilot, WV

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Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Janice Hollandsworth for finding that this record was not recorded at Manila!





  • Maintained by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Originally Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 28 Aug 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 169023968
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Joseph W Jones (5 May 1922–26 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 169023968, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .