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N 41d 56' 50" W 72d 41' 29">
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Irving J. Jones
Recent Address:
3 Lake Hills Road, Troy, NY 12180-6546
Family Information:
Parents: Reginald and Josephine; Wife: Marjorie; Children: Richard, Ronald, Kathryn
Troy, NY
Date Entered Service:
December 4, 1942
Service Number:
12089621 and O-835653
Bomb Group:
Location of Unit:
Tinian Island - 1945
Missions Flown:
16, some of these were supply drops to POWs.
Hump Missions Flown:
Aomori, Nokeoka, Fukuoka, Tokyo, Marcus Island
Air Medal,Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with 3 Bronze Battle Stars, Presidential Unit Citation, American Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Air Offensive Japan, Eastern Mandates, Western Pacific Offensive, qualified as expert with .45 caliber pistol.
Service Schools Attended:
Pilot B-24 Trans. Tng., Cortland, AL 1944; Pilot B-29 Trans. Tng., Maxwell Fld., AL 1944; Pilot B-29 Trans. Tng., Pyote, TX 1944/45
Military Specialty(ies):
MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
Rank Upon Discharge:
1st Lieutenant
Crew Type:
Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
42-6397 Million Dollar Baby
Were you a POW?
Were you interned?
Date Transferred from the 58th:
February 25, 1946
Date Discharged from the 58th:
April 24, 1946
Post-WWII Military Service:
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer with Ford Motor Co.; Production Equipment Designer and Manufacturing Process Engineer. Retired from the job in 1983.
Great pride and honor to have served with all associated with the B-29's and all back up, of the 58th Bomb Wing.

There was a saying around the base that should never be forgotten: "WAIT TILL THE 58TH GETS HERE!" Enough said!

Mr. Jones passed away July 24, 2004.  He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy, NY.


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