graduation from Navigation school at Ellington Texas,
4 June 1944, Elmer Jones was sent on to Radar school
at Boca Raton, Florida.
completion of his training there, he was assigned
to a flight crew as a Navigator in the 315th Bomb
Wing at Fairmount, Nebraska. Soon he was reassigned
to the 314th Bomb Wing as Radar Operator and ordered
to New Mexico. His first memories of the 39th Bomb
Group began there at Almagordo. From there it was
on to Smoky Hill Army Air Field, Salina, KS where
he joined Crew 10.
Elmer Jones in
front of Quonset, Guam 1945
leaving active duty in March 1946, Jones joined the
Air Force Reserve. He also at that time went into
business with an uncle as dealers for Federal trucks
and Crosley cars.
met Aileen Mateer in late 1945, they married on June
28, 1947. There marriage is still alive and well.
March 1951, Elmer was recalled during Korea Conflict.
He returned to civilian life in August 1952.
son Charles A Jones, was born October 18, 1954. He
is presently a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps.
returned to the truck business, which had become a
GMC dealership. In 1965, he bought out his partner
and became sole owner. He continued to operate it
successfully until 1987. At that time, GMC dropped
its heavy truck line thereby curtailing the operation
of the dealership.
continued his Air Force career in the Reserves until
his retirement in 1984 as a Lt Colonel.