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Jones, Bob

Rank and Name, Steward’s Mate Second Class Bob Jones.

Unit/Placed in, USS Luce (DD-522) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Bob is born approx. on 1926 in Alabama.

Father, Sam Jones.

Mother, Luida Jones.

Sister(s), Annie Lee, J. T. Rebecca, Della May and Luida Jones.

Brother(s), James and Philipe Jones.


Bob enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 9335932.


The USS Luce was on Radar Picket in the Pacific near the Kerama Islands when she was attacked by 2 Kamikaze Planes, she shot one but he dropped his bomb causing a late response for the second one, who crashed on his aft section (rear) and it sank.


Bob was KIA when a bomb from the first Kamikaze hit and the second one crashed at the aft section on May 4, 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.

Bob is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/522.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

USS Luce (DD-522) Destroyer
His rank Steward's Mate Second Class