His brother, Carl Jolley, born 26 February 1919, served in the U.S. Navy, Fireman 1st Class, # 9228389, from 17 April 1944 to 13 October 1945. He died 20 March 1968 and is buried in the Orcutt Cemetery, Noxen, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania.

 

His brother, Francis W. Jolley Jr., born 10 January 1921, served in the U.S. Army, Corporal, #33460744, from 22 January 1943 to 22 February 1946. He died 6 March 1996 and is buried in the Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna Co., Pennsylvania.

 

His brother, Donald Jolley, born 28 October 1929, served in the U.S. Army, Corporal, from 7 February 1951 to 28 January 1953. He died 10 December 2009 and is buried in the Orcutt Cemetery, Noxen, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania.

 

His brother, James Jolley, born 2 October 1931, served in the U.S. Army, Corporal, # 52262576, from 5 August 1953 to 4 June 1955. He died 20 March 1996 and is buried in the Orcutt Cemetery, Noxen, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania.

 

His brother, Lee Jolley, born 14 April 1935, served in the U.S. Air Force from 24 August 1953 to 15 September 1958. He died 20 December 1987.

JONES, ALBERT DONALD, Staff Sergeant, # 32998519, USAAF

 

Albert D. Jones was born on 13 May 1925 in Port Jervis, Orange Co., New York, to Herbert William Jones (1902-1981) and Marcella (Gunderman) Jones (1907-1988). Siblings were Warren Robert Jones (1927-1988), Alice S. Jones (1933-    ), Frances Elizabeth (Jones) Gick (1935-2011), and Charles W. Jones (1936-1953). Living with the family in 1940 was a maternal uncle, Frances P. Gunderman (1914-1989). He graduated from Port Jervis High School.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in New York, New York, on 13 August 1943. He was trained to maintain the weapons on the B-24 Liberator and to shoot the .50 caliber machineguns (all enlisted crewmen were gunners). He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 12 January 1945 a B-24J, “Shootin’ Star,” # 42-73249, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 374th Bomb Squadron, Chengkung, China, departed the airfield at Luliang, China, on a combat reconnaissance mission over the South China Sea and the Indochina coast. The aircraft was presumedly lost at sea somewhere along the coast of China and French Indochina (Japanese occupied). He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. A memorial is in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Metamoras, Pennsylvania. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.