Jones, David Mudgett, Maj Gen

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
7024-Executive Support Officer
Last AFSC Group
Administration
Primary Unit
1967-1973, 2, Air Force Eastern Test Range
Service Years
1930 - 1973
Major General

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Marshfield, Oregon
Last Address
Tucson, Arizona

Date of Passing
Nov 25, 2008
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 3, Section FF, Column 27, Niche 4

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Air Force Retired Missileman (Master)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was the pilot in crew #5 on the Doolittle Raid.

His DFC (1st of 2) citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain (Air Corps) David M. Jones (ASN: 0-22482), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as Pilot of a B-25 Bomber of the 1st Special Aviation Project (Doolittle Raider Force), while participating in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland on 18 April 1942. Captain Jones with 79 other officers and enlisted men volunteered for this mission knowing full well that the chances of survival were extremely remote, and executed his part in it with great skill and daring. This achievement reflects high credit on himself and the military service.

Action Date: April 18, 1942

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Captain

Company: 1st Special Aviation Project

Division: Doolittle Tokyo Raider Force
Crew #5 (Plane #40-2283, target Tokyo): 95th Bomb Sq. L-R: Lt. Eugene F. McGurl, navigator; Capt. David M. Jones, pilot; Lt. Denver V. Truelove, bombardier; Lt. Ross R. Wilder, copilot; Sgt. Joseph W. Manske, flight engineer/gunner. (U.S. Air Force photo)

   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_M._Jones
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=374
http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5972
http://www.doolittleraider.com/raiders/jonesDM.htm
http://www.cieldegloire.com/batailles_tokyo_e05.php#1
http://www.goefoundation.com/index.php/eagles/biographies/j/jones-david-m.-davy/
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tucson/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=120858836
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31814529
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=30233
http://offbeatoregon.com/1505a.part3-doolittles-pendleton-raiders-337.html

His AFDSM citation:

Awarded for actions during the Cold War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal to Major General David M. Jones (ASN: 0-22482), United States Air Force, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Commander, Air Force Eastern Test Range and Department of Defense Manager for Manned Space Flight Support Operations, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, from 4 May 1967 to 30 April 1973. In this important assignment, the forceful leadership, and the outstanding and dedicated efforts of General Jones were significantly displayed in his strong grasp and exestuation of complex technical operations essential to successful conduct of Air Force space flight launches, Air Force and Navy strategic missile testing, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration manned and unmanned space exploration. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Jones culminate a long and distinguished career in the service of his country and reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: May 4, 1967 - April 30, 1973

Service: Air Force

Rank: Major General

   
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 Unit Assignments
Army National Guard (ARNG)US Army (USA)Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
17th Bombardment Group, Medium95th Bombardment Squadron, MediumUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)Doolittle Raiders (composite group)
POW GermanyAir Training CommandArmed Forces Staff CollegeTactical Air Command (TAC)
9th Air ForceUS Air ForceUS Air ForceNational War College
Air Proving Ground CenterAir Force Systems Command (AFSC)National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Air Force Eastern Test Range
  1932-1936, Army National Guard (ARNG)
  1936-1937, US Army (USA)
  1937-1938, M 0273, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1937-1941, M 0273, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1938-1942, M 1081, 17th Bombardment Group, Medium
  1938-1942, M 1081, 95th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1941-1947, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1942-1942, M 1081, Doolittle Raiders (composite group)
  1942-1942, 319th Bombardment Group, Medium
  1942-1945, POW Germany
  1946-1947, Headquarters, Air Training Command
  1947-1948, Armed Forces Staff College
  1948-1949, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1949-1950, 9th Air Force
  1950-1952, M 1060, 47th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1952-1955, M 1060, 47th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1955-1956, National War College
  1955-1958, Air Proving Ground Center/Air Proving Ground Center Test Operations
  1960-1964, Wright Air Development Division
  1964-1964, Air Force Systems Command (AFSC)
  1964-1967, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  1967-1973, 2, Air Force Eastern Test Range
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1942-1942 World War II/China-India-Burma Theater/China Defensive Campaign (1942-45)
 Colleges Attended 
University of ArizonaCommand and General Staff CollegeArmed Forces Staff CollegeNational War College
  1932-1936, University of Arizona
  1945-1946, Command and General Staff College
  1947-1948, Armed Forces Staff College
  1955-1956, National War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
A-17 Nomad  B-18 Bolo  B-25 Mitchell  B-26 Marauder  
B-45 Tornado  B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader  F-84 Thunderjet  B-58 Hustler  
F-102 Delta Dagger  T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  
  1938-1939, A-17 Nomad
  1939-1941, B-18 Bolo
  1941-1942, B-25 Mitchell
  1942-1942, B-26 Marauder
  1949-1955, B-45 Tornado
  1951-1951, B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader
  1951-1951, F-84 Thunderjet
  1958-1961, B-58 Hustler
  1958-1961, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1958-1961, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
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