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Joseph A Jones

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) repeat raid to power station at Ijmuiden, Holland in B26 41-18086 'Draggin Lady'. Hit by flak on return ditched in North sea, co-pilot ejected from cockpit and sole survivor. Killed in Action (KIA). 17-May-43. MACR 15129.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Anthony Alaimo

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) repeat raid to power station at Ijmuiden, Holland in B26 41-18086 'Draggin Lady'. Hit by flak on return ditched in North sea, co-pilot ejected from cockpit and sole survivor. Rescued by a...

  • Norris Calkins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) repeat raid to power station at Ijmuiden, Holland in B26 41-18086 'Draggin Lady'. Hit by flak on return ditched in North sea, co-pilot ejected from cockpit and sole survivor. Killed in Action ...

  • Marvin Harbour

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) repeat raid to power station at Ijmuiden, Holland in B26 41-18086 'Draggin Lady'. Hit by flak on return ditched in North sea, co-pilot ejected from cockpit and sole survivor. Killed in Action ...

  • Milton Littrell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) repeat raid to power station at Ijmuiden, Holland in B26 41-18086 'Draggin Lady'. Hit by flak on return ditched in North sea, co-pilot ejected from cockpit and sole survivor. Killed in Action ...

  • Robert Steffen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) repeat raid to power station at Ijmuiden, Holland in B26 41-18086 'Draggin Lady'. Hit by flak on return ditched in North sea, co-pilot ejected from cockpit and sole survivor. Killed in Action ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-18086 'Draggin lady'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) repeat raid to Ijmuiden, Holland. Hit by flak on return ditched in North sea, co-pilot ejected from cockpit and sole survivor. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. 17-May-43. MACR 15129.

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Georgia, USA 2 September 1919

Son of Walter L and Nancy I [Miller] Jones.

Lived in Duval County, FL, USA 1941
Enlisted Fort Crockett, Galveston, TX 77551, USA 12 December 1941

Fort Crockett Galveston

Died Nth Sea off Haarlem, Netherlands 17 May 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) repeat raid to power station at Ijmuiden, Holland in B26 41-18086 'Draggin Lady'. Hit by flak on return ditched in North sea, co-pilot ejected from cockpit and sole survivor. Killed in Action (KIA). 17-May-43. MACR 15129.

Buried Bergen, Netherlands 20 June 1943

Washed ashore 19-Jun-43. Interred
Bergen cemetery

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Netherlands American Cemetery

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