William Francis Jones

William Francis Jones

Death 12 Apr 1945 (aged 23)
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 51329249 · View Source
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William, who resided at 417 South Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Torpedoman's Mate, 2nd Class on the U.S.S. Zellars (DD-777), U.S. Navy during World War II.

The Zellars, while screening the battleship Tennessee , was attacked by three Japanese planes. The Zellars shot down two of them however the third one crashed into the port side forward of the bridge in her number 2 handling room.

William was "Killed In Action" in this attack.

He had served in the Navy for three years at the time of his death and was awarded the Purple Heart.

( Burial found by: ShaneO )

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 18 Apr 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 51329249
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Francis Jones (3 May 1921–12 Apr 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 51329249, citing Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .