Friend, Robert Jones, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 301st Fighter Squadron - Red Tail Angels
Service Years
1942 - 1972
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Columbia, SC
Last Address
Irvine, CA

Date of Passing
Jun 21, 2019
Location of Interment
Pacific View Memorial Park - Corona del Mar, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sunset Court

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Air Force Retired 2 Air Force Retired Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style) Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Tuskegee Airmen, IncTuskegee Airmen
  2021, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc
  2021, Tuskegee Airmen - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
I know he also flew B-25's in states, from a Base in Alabama I Think ?
Other Comments:
He flew 142 Combat Missions during WW2 ! Served from 1942-1972 ? Depends on who published the story on him, if retired in 1970 1971 1972 & one obituary says served 28 years, I will get it pinned down, before I have completed this TWS posting? There is only one story for 1942-1946, then his history is vague a little.
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Pilot Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, USAAF Recruit Training (Maxwell Field, AL)
  1943, Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) (Craig Air Force Base, AL), K/56
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
332nd Fighter Group301st Fighter Squadron - Red Tail Angels
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 301st Fighter Squadron - Red Tail Angels
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Bomber Escort Mission Over France
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
 Colleges Attended 
Lincoln University of PennsylvaniaTuskegee InstituteAir Force Institute of TechnologyAir Force Institute of Technology
  1938-1942, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
  1942-1943, Tuskegee Institute
  1946-1947, Air Force Institute of Technology
  1947-1948, Air Force Institute of Technology
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
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