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Allegiance  United States
Battles and wars  World War I
Name  Clinton Jones

Battles/wars  World War I
Rank  Lieutenant
Unit  22d Intelligence Squadron
Clinton Leonard Jones
Born  1 January 1892 Ross, California, USA (1892-01-01)
Awards  Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster
Died  June 22, 1965, Sacramento, California, United States
Service/branch  United States Army Air Service
People also search for  Jacques Michael Swaab, Arthur S. Champeny, James Dudley Beane, Remington D. B. Vernam

Lieutenant Clinton Leonard Jones, Jr. was an American World War I flying ace credited with eight aerial victories.

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Clinton Jones was a late arrival to World War I, arriving at the 22nd Aero Squadron on 27 August 1918. However, from 4 September through 30 October, Jones scored eight victories; five solo, and three shared with Jacques Swaab, James Beane, Arthur Raymond Brooks, and F. D. Tyndall.

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Distinguished Service Cross

  • The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clinton Jones, Second Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 30, 1918. Lieutenant Jones, while attacking four enemy planes (Fokker type), was in turn attacked from above and obliged to dive through a formation of 15 planes (Fokker type). His plane was riddled with bullets, but he managed to destroy one of the enemy machines.
  • Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a second DSC

  • The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clinton Jones, Second Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, October 18, 1918. Second Lieutenant Jones was a member of a patrol which succeeded in hedging in a fast enemy bi-place plane. Approaching the enemy plane, Lieutenant Jones signaled the enemy to give up and land. The reply was a burst of machinegun fire, which cut his wind shield and set fire to his plane. He then closed in and shot the German pilot and sent the plane crashing to the ground. He landed in his own plane and extinguished the flames.
  • References

    Clinton Leonard Jones Wikipedia


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