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Jones, Bennie Franklyn

Rank and Name, Aviation Chief Radioman Bennie Franklyn Jones.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Squadron 128 (VP-128), United States Navy.


Bennie is born approx. on unknown.

Spouse, Pauline Elizabeth Jones.


Bennie enlisted the service in Washington with service number # 3560113.


Bennie‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PV-1  were,

Lt.               Alvin W. Semrau      Pilot

Ens.             James C. Digh         Co Pilot

Ens.             John C. Price

Arm2.          Bernard C. Parnell

Acrm.           Bennie F. Jones

Aom3.          Arthur P. Bodge

Amm1.         Midas V. Levins

Bennie died when on a flight (duty) to New York, on Take-off came in a spin, the plane crashed in sea and sank on 17 May 1943, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Bennie is buried/mentioned at East Coast Memorial, Tablets of the Missing.


Thanks to, http://www.vpnavy.com/

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/

Patrol Squadron 128 (VB-128)
Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
NAS Key West (Boca Chica)
His rank Chief Aviation Radioman