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HughAHalliday
5th April 2022, 03:30
Spink catalogue offering medals of 907624 Sergeant Arthur Joseph Jones, DFM, No.10 Squadron, along with log books. Award gazetted 23 September 1941 with no citation. The recommendation stated:

“A first class Wireless Operator who has completed his operational tour with courage, skill and unfailing enthusiasm. On one occasion he was a member of a crew which had to bale out owing to engine failure, and on another occasion the aircraft in which he was flying spun down out of control in severed icing conditions from 15,000 to 3000 feet. He allowed neither of these incidents to upset his equilibrium. I strongly recommend that his courage and skill be recognized by the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal”.

Sergeant Arthur Joseph Jones, D.F.M., qualified as Air Gunner and Wireless Operator, 1940 and was posted to No. 10 Squadron (Whitleys) later that year; Log Book entries, 1941 include a large number of operations to targets including: Calais, Hanover, Cologne, Hamburg, Kiel, Dusseldorf (“Baled out over Wittering”), Bremen, Dieppe, Emden, Dortmund (“Badly shot up”), Munster and Frankfurt (other details of recipient’s sorties, 1941 accompany the group); served with a detachment of the Squadron in the Middle East, 1942; log book entries for this year include: “13.7.42. Shalufah-Tobruk (badly shot up. Crashed at Almaza, Cairo, Burnt out); 20.7.42. Tobruk; 28.8.42. Fayid -Tobruk; Fayid-Heraklion (Crete) Daylight, badly shot up. Attacked by two fighters); 6.11.42. Base-Battle area (Fuka-Daba)”; after subsequent service in Libya and Egypt, Jones was posted to Abingdon, March 1943 but served again in the Middle East 1944.