Ivor George (IG) JONES

JONES, Ivor George

Service Number: 415334
Enlisted: 14 September 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 3 June 1921
Home Town: Mount Lawley, Vincent, Western Australia
Schooling: Inglewood Primary School, Western Australia
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, United Kingdom, 20 October 1943, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, 415334
14 Sep 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 415334

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Biography contributed by Max Jones

Ivor's interest in flying may have been developed as the result of visits to Maylands aerodrome, which was a bike ride from his boyhood home in Mount Lawley.  During World War2, he joined the RAAF and trained at Pearce and Cunderdin.  He then was shipped to England where he continued his training as a pilot.  He was undertaking a solo night flying and navigation exercise, in a two engine Oxford training aircraft (serial number MP275) from an aerodrome in Gloucester.  One hour and 20 minutes into the flight, he crashed and was killed.  The reason for the crash could not be determined, but drowsiness was condiered a possible contributing factor.