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Jones Jr. , Bert

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Bert Jones Jr.

Unit/Placed in, , USS Juneau (CL-52) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Bert is born approx. on 1923 in Tennessee.

Stepfather, Francis J. Gibson.

Mother, Florence Gibson.

 

Bert enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 2438845.

 

Bert was KIA when the USS Juneau was hit and sunk by a Torpedo from the Japanese Submarine I-26 during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on Nov. 13, 1942, 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.

 

Bert 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/04/052/04052.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

Website,

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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

USS Juneau (CL-52) Cruiser
Location wreck
Japanese Submarine I-26
His rank Seaman First Class
The Sullivan Brothers
Memorial