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    Default Pilot Officer JONES, 54 Squadron 1941

    hello,

    I'm looking for initials or first names of Pilot Officer JONES, from No. 54 Squadron, who was shot down on 22nd July 1941 and became a prisoner of war, according to FCL vol 1. There are six volumes of "JONES" in the WO344 series in Kew and just an initial would narrow down the search.

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    Default P/O Jones

    I have him as K.M. Jones. Hope that this will narrow your search down a bit.

    /John

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    Default Thanks John

    Hello John,

    I'll give it a try and will come back with informations after my next visit to Kew.

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    Joss

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    Default P/O JONES - 54 Squadron - 1941

    Hello Joss,
    There is a F/Lt K.M. JONES - 61487 in the PoW-Register (L3 - 1408). Strange the same PoW-info (L3 - 1408) is in the register allotted to F/O T.R.C. IRWIN - RCAF J/22523 - Wellington HE733.
    Regards,
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    Default Will have to tackle the job !

    hello Henk,

    I'll have to tackle this job anyway, so the better the sooner ! I'll start with the WO 344/166/2 file first, and if it's not the good one I'll check the other fives. I'm sure I'll find other Jones who might be interesting in my geographical point of view.

    Glad to see you back

    Joss

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    Default Got it !

    Hello,

    During my last visit to Kew on Thursday, I checked the WO344/166/2 reference for a fighter pilot named JONES, Pilot Officer serving in No 54 Squadron and captured on 22nd of July 1944. I followed the clue given by John that he might be K.M. JONES.

    I can confirm he was Kenneth Marsden JONES, 61487, Flight Lieutenant in 1945. He doesn’t give the place where he was captured, but he was in Dunkirk hospital first, then in another German hospital in Belgium, before being sent in Germany.

    I have found other Air Force JONES with a first name starting with a K :
    Kenneth Harold JONES, 745153, Warrant Officer in 1945, No. 605 Squadron, captured near Dunkirk on 2nd February 1941
    Kenneth Norman JONES, Warrant Officer in 1945, 650739, No. 7 Squadron, captured near St Nazaire in June 1942
    Kenneth William JONES, R.C.A.F. J13827, Flying Officer in 1945, No. 431 Squadron, captured on 26th July 1944 near Stuttgart
    Kyffin Hugues JONES, 1642573, Sgt in 1945, No. 78 Squadron, captured near Rotterdam on 25th March 1944.

    Joss

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    Default F/Lt K.M. JONES - 61487

    Thanks Joss for the additional info. To complete the story:
    K.H. JONES - 745153 was on Hurricane Z2329.
    K.N. JONES - 650739 was on Stirling W7539.
    K.W. JONES - J/13827 was on Halifax MZ858.
    K.H. JONES - 1642753 (PoW-Register 1042753) was on Halifax HX355.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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