Harry Rees Jones (1919-1944)

Harry Rees Jones (1919-1944)

Harry Jones was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania in December 1919 and after high school graduation he entered Dickinson in 1937. While at the College, he served on the Student Senate, and was a member of Skull and Key and president of Theta Chi.

On June 9, 1941, Jones graduated and a month later enlisted in the Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet. By July 1942 he received his wings and his commission and then served as an instructor. He applied for an assignment as a combat fighter pilot, and in late June 1943 joined an operational squadron on the island of Adak in the Aleutian Chain.

On March 13, 1944, Lt. Jones died when his aircraft crashed into the side of Mount Adagak near his base while leading his flight.

More information about other Dickinson war casualties can be found through the online project "In Remembrance" (see link for related entries below).

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