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Jones, Charles Alvin

Rank and Name, Aviation Radio Technician Third Class Charles Alvin Jones.

Unit/Placed in, USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.


Charles is born approx. on 24 July 1923 in Taylors, South Carolina.

Father, Dock Wellington Jones.

Mother, Martha Virginia (Rainey) Jones.

Sister(s), Edna Lois, Virginia Faye and Frances Corrie Jones.

Brother(s), Maurice Henton Jones.

Spouse, Dorothy Eurell (Landrum) Jones.


Charles enlisted the service in South Dakota with service number # 5752258.


Charles was KIA while supporting the Iwo-Jima Invasion onboard the USS Bunker Hill who was severely damaged by the 2 Kamikaze planes that crashed on the ship on May 11, 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.


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

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/17.htm

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/

Buried on Sea
USS_Bunker_Hill_(CV-17) Carrier
USS BUNKER HILL hit by two Kamikazes in 30 seconds on 11 May 1945
His rank Aviation Technician Third Class
Wounded exchange