Russell David Jones was born on August 27, 1923, in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He resided in Baltimore County, Maryland, prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on March 8, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted as being Single, without dependents.
Russell served in the 729th Bomber Squadron, 452nd Bomber Group, Heavy, as a Staff Sergeant and Right Waist Gunner on the B-17 #43-37747 during World War II.
On July 8, 1944, his crew took off from Station 142 in Deopham Green, England, on a bombing mission to Rouen, France. At around 07:15H, their plane took a direct hit from flak and crashed near Boubiers, France. All men were killed aboard except for SSgt Schulze who was the sole survivor. SSgt Jones is now buried in the Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium.
Source of information: www.findagrave.com, www.abmc.gov, francecrashes39-45.net