Name: George H Jones
First Name(s): George H
Last Name: Jones
Place of birth: Pennsylvania McKean Cnty, Smethport
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