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Douglas Edward Jones

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Douglas Edward Jones

June 11, 1944

Vicinity of Kamaing, Myanmar

Military Service


Service Number:

J/87814

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

62 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Citation(s):

Distinguished Flying Medal, London Gazette dated 25 January 1946, "Flight Sergeant Jones as air gunner has taken part in many successful attacks on well defended enemy targets. He has always displayed outstanding skill and determination in the face of danger and has contributed in no small way to the successful completion of many sorties."

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Medal

Additional Information


Born:

September 5, 1920
Mission, British Columbia

Son of Thomas Edward and Edith Mabel Gerrard Jones, of South Burnaby, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 348 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY
India

Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 1. C. 1A and 1-26.

Location:

Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland State is a sprawling city over the Naga Hills, some 220 kilometres from the Indo-Burmese border (now known as the Indo-Myanmar) Border. Kohima is best reached by air from Calcutta to Dimapur or from Delhi to Dimapur via Gauhati in Assam State and then by a winding road up the mountains. Kohima is 74 kilometres from Dimapur. It can also be reached by road from Gauhati - a long and difficult journey - and the KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY is on the Battle Ground of Garrison Hill over-looking the city centre. An inner line permit is required to visit Nagaland and sometimes special permission needs to be obtained from the State Governor.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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