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Ralph Neville Jones

Ralph Neville Jones

College

Shoreditch College

Service number

155094

WW2 rank

Pilot Officer Navigator

617 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Theatre of war

Europe

Date of death

10 December, 1943

Buried/memorial

Meharicourt Communal Cemetery

Awards/Honours


Biography

Pilot Officer Jones graduated from Shoreditch College in 1942 and immediately joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He joined the 617 Squadron which is famously known as ‘The Dambusters’. During a supply drop over France, on 10 December 1943 his Mark III with his crew of six was shot down and all members killed. He is buried at Meharicourt Communal Cemetery in the Somme and his headstone reads, “A rover scout, Dutiful to his God, country and parents.” He was 22 years old.

Sources

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission 

www.aircrewremembered.com