George H Jones

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Name: George H Jones

First Name(s): George H
Last Name: Jones

Place of birth: Pennsylvania McKean Cnty, Smethport

Rank: Cpl
ASN: 06712046
Company: 2nd Platoon
Unit: 596th ABN Engr Co 13th ABN Div

Reported as: KIA
Date of incident: 05-01-45
Place of incident: Trois-Ponts

His story: After being hospitalized in Italy in October, he returned to duty in December 1944. 
According to a testimony of his best friend, Don Saunders, he was killed near a big house near Trois Ponts where his unit made many German prisoners without a single shot. In the cellar of this house, there was a German wounded radio operator that Don took out of the house. George was killed in the fields next to this house from suffering a gun shot wound in the abdomen.

Unit history of 596th Airborne Engineer Co

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