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Jones Jr. , Benjamin Lewis

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Third Class Benjamin Lewis Jones Jr.

Unit/Placed in, Bombing Squadron (VB-13), PBY4 based on the USS Franklin (CV-13), United states Naval Reserve.


Benjamin is born approx. on 1923 in New Jersey.

Father, Benjamin Jones.

Mother, Mable Jones.

Sister(s), Elizabeth and Phoebe Jones.


Benjamin enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 7092283.


Benjamin died of his wounds sustained during the Leyte attack operations, on Oct. 30, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with gold star, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/13.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
vb-13 bombing squadron
USS Franklin CV13 Base Departure
Kamikaze Hit
Battleflag USS Franklin
His rank Aviation Radioman