Jones, Joseph D., Jr. (P2, C3, L3)
Joseph D. Jones Jr. of Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky, joined Company C of the 149th Infantry of the Kentucky National Guard in February 1938. His initial enlistment listed his date of birth as 1919. However, his later military documents all list his birth as 1921. He may well have enlisted under age. He was promoted to Private First Class in November 1939. He was a high school graduate and listed his civilian occupation as carpenter. He was inducted into federal service with his unit in January 1941. At some point while on active duty he was promoted to First Lieutenant and was serving in the Army Air Corps with the 75th Bomber Squadron, 42nd Bomber Group, Medium. He was lost on 24 January 1944 and is listed on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery in Manila, Philippines. His awards and decorations include the Air Medal.