Arthur Edward JONES


JONES, Arthur Edward

Service Number: 34647
Enlisted: 31 October 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 112 Air Sea Rescue Flight
Born: Naremburn, New South Wales, Australia, 12 April 1920
Home Town: Naremburn, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Ground Battle, Koepang, Timor, 6 April 1945, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 34647
31 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, 112 Air Sea Rescue Flight

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Henry Harold and Hellen Jones of Naremburn, NSW

Sergeant Jones 34647 of 112 Air Sea Rescue Flight Darwin was the only fatality when Catalina flying boat A24-54 was strafed and destroyed while on the water. A24-54 was engaged in picking up surviving crew from Liberator aircraft A72-77 and A72-81 of 24 Squadron that had been shot down over Soemba Strait in the Netherlands East Indies

He is commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT