Monday, March 6, 2017

WW2 Fallen - Dale Jones, 43rd Infantry Division

Sgt. Jones served in the 43rd Infantry Division as did these soldiers.

Dale M. Jones could have been 100 years old today. 

He was born on March 6, 1917. We don't have census information to identify where he was from or anything about his family

Dale became a sergeant in the 169th Infantry Regiment, 43rd Infantry Division. This unit originated in Connecticut and Sgt. Jones is buried in Louisiana, so it was likely that Sgt. Jones joined as a replacement after the unit was already deployed in the Pacific.

Sgt. Jones and the 169th Infantry Regiment arrived at Aitape, New Guinea on July 17, 1944. They were part of TED Force which during the first 10 days of August successfully engaged the Japanese 18th Army and killed over 1,800 enemy troops. TED Force lost 50 killed, including 15 from friendly fire. Sgt. Jones was one of those killed. He died on August 8, 1944.

This map shows where Sgt. Jones's regiment was engaged at the time of his death.

His remains were returned to be buried at Alexandria National Cemetery in Pineville, Louisiana.

Thank you Dale for your sacrifice. Let's Earn It for Dale.

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