Connecticut Soldiers Collection, James Jones Papers
The James Jones Papers include correspondence, documents, and photographs. James served as the radio operator on a B-17 in the European theater during WWII. He was killed in action February 24, 1944, on a mission while flying over Austria. At the time of his enlistment and death, James was living in Hartford. After the war, the rest of his family remained in Connecticut.
There are some photographs of James in uniform, some with his air crew, and some of the homefront in Hartford. The letters he wrote are all from when he was training in the US, including from Fort Devens, Miami Beach, and radio school in Chicago. There are no letters from when he was overseas. Also included are several letters written between James’s mother and the families of other men who were declared missing in action on his plane and correspondence between the family and army about his status (he was declared missing for many months).
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Biographical / Historical
James Jones served as the radio operator on a B-17 in the European theater during WWII. He was killed in action 24 February 1944, on a mission while flying over Austria. At the time of his enlistment and death, James was living in Hartford. After the war, the rest of his family remained in Connecticut.
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The papers were donated in August 2021.
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