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Jones, Albert Donald

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Albert Donald Jones.

Unit/Placed in, 374th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy.


Albert is born approx. on 13 May 1925 in New York.

Father, Herbert W. Jones.

Mother, Marcella Jones.

Sister(s), Alice L. and Frances E. Jones.

Brother(s), Warren R. and Charles W. Jones.


Albert enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 32998519.


Albert‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24  were,

1st Lt.           Robert E. Chirgun              Pilot

2nd Lt.          John M. Carmody Jr.         Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Saul Furman                    Navigator

2nd Lt.          Ronald W. Wilkin               Bombardier

T/Sgt.          Charles E. Cytlak              Engineer

T/Sgt.          John Perla                       Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Albert D. Jones                 Gunner

S/Sgt.           Theodore Jolley                 Gunner

Pfc.              Raymond L. Peterson         Gunner

Sgt.              Clifford A. Lask                 Photographer


Albert was KIA when they took off, from Luliang Airfield, China on a long range reconnaissance mission over the South China Sea and Indochina Coast (Vietnam). After takeoff they were not heard from nor seen again on 12 Jan. 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Albert is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

Albert Also has a Memorial Grave at Pine Grove Cemetery

Matamoras, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/308th_Bombardment_Group.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

374th Bomber Squadron
308th Bomber Group
Luliang Airfield China
Nose art from their Plane
His rank Staff Sergeant