Rank and Name, Machinist’s Mate Third Class Alfred Mason Jones.
Unit/Placed in, USS Maddox (DD-731) Destroyer, United States.
Alfred is born approx. on 17 March 1924 in Dallas, Texas.
Father, Mcvodis Jones.
Mother, Esther D. Jones.
Sister(s), Fern E. Jones.
Brother(s), Joseph T. Jones.
Spouse, Sherman (Houseman) Jones.
Daughter, Linda Lee Jones.
Alfred enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 9388146.
Alfred was KIA while on Task Force duty near Formosa, ze was hit by a Kamikaze in the starboard superstructure on 21 Jan. 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Alfred is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Alfred also has a Memorial Grave at Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA.
Thanks to, http://www.ussmaddox.org/index.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
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/
The following named men killed in action at 1310 21 January 1945, beyond continental United States. ALL USNR on active duty. In the line of duty. Next of kin not notified. Buried at sea 22 January 1945.
1 – CAMPBELL, Donald Christenberg Ens.
2 – BOYTON, Irving Cowles TM3
3 – HINDSMAN, Oran Moneyway F2c
4 – JONES, Alfred Mason MMS3
5 – LATHAM, Louis Adelbert SOM3
6 – PAUL, Harry (n) S1c
7 – ROADMAN, Paul Miller S2c