On 27 November 1945 a C-47B, #43-16261, assigned 10th Air Force, Dum Dum, India, departed the airfield at Singapore on a transportation mission to “Butterworth.” The last contact was by radio when it was over Malacca, at about 0219 hours. It crashed near Perak, Malaysia. A search by the RAF and U.S. aircraft was conducted. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.

JONES, DONALD E., Private First Class, # 37484709, USAAF

 

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After enlisting in the USAAF, he was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the Douglas C-47 Skytrain. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 27 November 1945 a C-47B, #43-16261, assigned 10th Air Force, Dum Dum, India, departed the airfield at Singapore on a transportation mission to “Butterworth.” The last contact was by radio when it was over Malacca, at about 0219 hours. It crashed near Perak, Malaysia. A search by the RAF and U.S. aircraft was conducted. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.