New England Air Museum
Irving J. Jones
Recent Address:
3 Lake Hills Road, Troy, NY 12180-6546
Email:
Family Information:
Parents: Reginald and Josephine; Wife: Marjorie; Children: Richard, Ronald, Kathryn
Hometown:
Troy, NY
Date Entered Service:
December 4, 1942
Service Number:
12089621 and O-835653
Bomb Group:
468th
Squadron:
793rd
Location of Unit:
Tinian Island - 1945
Missions Flown:
16, some of these were supply drops to POWs.
Hump Missions Flown:
Targets:
Aomori, Nokeoka, Fukuoka, Tokyo, Marcus Island
Awards/Decorations:
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?
No
Were you interned?
No
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.
Comments:
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.

 


Previous 58th Bomb Wing Veterans Index Next