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William Raymond Jones, Jr.

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Albemarle County, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: April 19, 1944
Died In: near Kassel, Germany
Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal

Staff Sergeant Jones served with the 534th Bomb Squadron, 381st Group, Heavy, as a radio operator in a B17 #42-3525 that was hit by enemy fighters. Two crew members bailed out of the plane but seven were killed when the plane exploded and crashed two kilometres south east of  Frettenrode, Germany.

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