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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. K H Jones


Kenneth Harold Jones, of Bromsgrove, was born on 7th November 1915 and joined the RAFVR about March 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and arrived at 5 OTU Aston Down on 1st September 1940.

After converting to Hurricanes Jones joined 85 Squadron at Church Fenton on 16th September. He flew no operational sorties with 85 and moved to 605 Squadron at Croydon on 19th October, flying his first sortie on the 25th.


Above: Jones, centre rear, while a PoW.


Jones was shot down in Hurricane P2560 on 15th November 1940 over North Foreland but baled out, uninjured. He resumed operational flying on the 23rd.

On 2nd February 1941 Jones took off from Martlesham Heath on a battle climb in Hurricane II Z2329, intending to climb to 25,000 feet. He and his wingman, Sgt. HW Pettit in Z2308, were bounced by Me109s and Pettit was shot down and killed.

Jones escaped into cloud but came out short of fuel and landed in error at an airfield in Belgium. He set fire to the aircraft with a Very pistol but was captured and held in Stalag Luft 6 at Heydekrug.

He was freed on 9th May 1945 and released from the RAF later in the year as a Warrant Officer.

Jones died in September 1997 in Cheltenham.

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