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John B. Jones collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 11.0089

Content Description

This collection consists of photographs, letters, and other materials documenting the service of John B. Jones Jr. who served with the U.S. Army Air Force in ground crew support in New Guinea with 27th Air Depot Group during World War II. Included in the collection is documentation about the medical treatment Jones Jr. received after a welding accident that lead to the explosion of a airplane gas tank. The collection includes programs for several postwar reunion of the 27th Air Depot Group and a number of photographs documenting these events.


  • 1940-1994
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2011-12-06


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

John B. Jones Jr. was born on October 17, 1916 in Flemington, Georgia. Before the war, Jones Jr. was employed as a truck driver. He joined the Army Air Force on November 5, 1941 and received service school training at Embry-Riddle School of Aviation where he also received instruction as a welder. He was seriously injured by an accident on August 9, 1943. He arrived in the United States on February 8, 1944 and received a discharge on October 14, 1945. Jones passed away on April 4, 1993.


1 Linear Feet (2 half boxes)

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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

John B. Jones collection
G. Kurt Piehler
August 9, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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