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1LT Robert M Jones

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1LT Robert M Jones

Birth
Death 10 Dec 1944
Indonesia
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot SECTION E SITE 253
Memorial ID 42580005 View Source
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Husband of Evelyn C. Jones who resided in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Robert served as a First Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-24J #44-40929, 372nd Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Caledonia County, Vermont prior to the war.

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on the day before his death, December 9, 1944.

B-24J #44-40929 took off from Morotai Island on a bombing mission to Miri. During this mission it was believed that this B-24 was hit by enemy flak causing them to crash in Indonesia during the war.

Robert was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in Manila, Philippine Islands and was later repatriated here on January 16, 1950.

Service # O-762923

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

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Crew who perished on B-24J (#44-40929):

Bennett, Leonard C, S/Sgt, Gunner, IL
Harrison, Fred K, 1st Lt, Navigator, LA
Hanan, Roy E, T/Sgt, Engineer, OK
Hinton, J. W., LTC, Co-Pilot, TX
Hritz, Henry J, T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NJ
Jones, Robert M, 1st Lt, Bombardier, VT
Patrick, Herbert N. F., 1st Lt, Pilot, CA
Podewils, Robert H, S/Sgt, Asst. Radio-Op, NY
Shea, Francis E, S/Sgt, Gunner, KS
Westlund, George H, S/Sgt, Asst Engineer, MN
Wong, Thomas Y., Sgt, Gunner, NY

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

Special thanks to:
ShaneO for submitting this record for bio updates!

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 1 Oct 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 42580005
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/42580005/robert-m-jones : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Robert M Jones (unknown–10 Dec 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 42580005, citing Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .