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T/5 James Edward Jones


Born: 29 November 1916 - Owensboro, Kentucky

Parents: Charles L. Jones & Mary E. Maglinger-Jones

Siblings: 3 sisters, 5 brothers

Hometown: Owensboro, Kentucky

Married:

Enlisted:

    - U. S. Army

       - 21 January 1941 - Louisville, Kentucky

Married

Training: 

    - Fort Knox, Kentucky

    - Camp Polk, Louisiana

Overseas Duty:
    - U.S.A.T, Hugh L. Scott
        - Sailed: San Francisco - Monday - 27 October 1941
        - Arrived: Honolulu, Hawaii - Sunday - 2 November 1941
            - remained in Hawaii until other ships in convoy arrived
        - Sailed: Tuesday - 4 November 1941
        - Arrived: Guam - Not Known
            - ship loaded with water, bananas, coconuts, and vegetables
        - Sailed: next day
        -Arrived: Manila, Philippine Islands - Thursday - 20 November 1941
            - soldiers disembark ship three hours after arrival
            - boarded buses for Ft. Stotsenburg
            - maintenance section remained behind to unload tanks from ship

    - Ft. Stotsenburg - Philippine Islands

        - D Company was attached to 194th Tank Battalion

        - company remained under command of 192nd Tank Battalion 

        - company listed on Presidential Unit Citations of the 192nd 

Engagements: 

    - Battle of Luzon

        - 8 December 1941 - 6 January 1942

    - Battle of Bataan

        - 7 January 1942 - 9 April 1942 

Prisoner of War: 

    9 April 1941

        - Death March

            - Mariveles - POWs started march at southern tip of Bataan
            - POWs ran past Japanese artillery firing at Corregidor
                - Americans on Corregidor returned fire
            - San Fernando - POWs put into small wooden boxcars
                - each boxcar could hold eight horses or forty men
                - 100 POWs packed into each car
                - POWs who died remained standing
            - Capas - dead fell to floor as living left boxcars
            - POWs walked last ten miles to Camp O'Donnell

POW Camps: 

    - Philippine Islands: 

        - Camp O'Donnell

            - unfinished Filipino training base
            - Japanese put camp into use as POW Camp
            - only one water spigot for entire camp
            - as many as 50 POWs died each day
 

Died:

     - Thursday - 28 May 1942 - dysentery

Buried:

   - Camp O'Donnell Cemetery
        - Section: B  Row: 9  Grave: 6

Reburied:

    - American Military Cemetery - Manila, Philippine Islands

        - Plot: A    Row:  13   Grave:  73

Died: 28 May 1942 - dysentery

Note: His cross inaccurately has him as a member of the 194th

          Tank Battalion


 

 

 

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