Jones, Thomas John

Title

Jones, Thomas John
Tom Jones
T Jones

Description

Fifty items. An oral history interview with Peter William Arthur Jones (b. 1954) about his father Thomas John Jones DFC (b. 1921, 1640434 and 184141 Royal Air Force), his log book, photographs, correspondence, service documents, medals and a memoir. He flew operations as a flight engineer on 622 Squadron Stirling and 7 Squadron on Lancaster.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Peter Jones and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

Date

2014-12-04
2017-12-07

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

Jones, PW

Collection Items

The lucky crew
Memoir including photographs of the crew and aircraft. Thomas Jones was a flight engineer on Stirling and Lancaster and completed 64 operations on two tours. Describes early life, joining the RAF, selection and training., crewing up and first posting…

Wedding group
In the centre Thomas Jones wearing uniform tunic with half brevet and his bride wearing wedding dress. Either side bridesmaids and other members of wedding party. On the reverse 'L-R, ?, Amy ones, William Jones, Mary Ridsdale, Thomas John Jones DFC,…

List of operations
At the top a list of the crew including T Jones - flight engineer. 7 Squadron PFF, 8 Group, RAF Oakington, September 1944, Avro Lancaster BIII PA964 MG-G. Below 65 operations listed both day and night. two tours expired 10 September 1944.

Airman being dangled out of a window
An airman half way head first out of an upper floor window of a house with three other airmen behind him, Below another window. Submitted with caption 'Photograph of an airman being dangled out of a window by Clive Thurston (left) and Thomas John…

622 Squadron
A large group of airmen sitting and standing in five rows in front of a Stirling. On the reverse 'Nov 1943, 622 Squadron 3 Group, Bomber Command, RSAF Mildenhall, Short Stirling'.

Letter from Buckingham Palace
Letter regretting that the King was unable to present Distinguished Flying Cross to Flying Officer Thomas J Jones.

Thomas Jones RAF service and release book
Contains some personal details.

Tom and Ivy Jones sitting in a field
On the left a woman wearing jacket and skirt and on the right a man wearing uniform tunic with half brevet and Pathfinder badge, and peaked cap sitting in a field with long grass. Submitted with caption 'Tom, and wife Ivy. 1946'.

This item was…

Thomas John Jones
Half length portrait of an officer wearing tunic with engineer brevet, medal ribbons and pathfinder badge. Submitted with caption 'Thomas John Jones DFC, 1945'.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better…

Distinguished Flying Cross
Medal with ribbon and box

Compass
Compass magnetic marching Mk 1. Black folding compass.

Nine airman by the tail of a Lancaster
Two versions of the same item. Five aircrew and one groundcrew standing in front and three aircrew behind sitting on the tail of a Lancaster. All are wearing battledress. Right hand standing man is leaning on the bottom of the fuselage door. On the…

Tom Jones aged thirteen
Full face portrait of a young man wearing open collar shirt. On the reverse '1934, Thomas Jones, 100 Mapleton Road, Hall Green, Birmingham'.

Tom Jones standing in garden
Full length image of an officer wearing tunic with half brevet and medal ribbons standing in garden with hedge in the background. On the reverse 'with all my love darling, Tom'.

Wedding group
Full length portrait of bride (wearing wedding dress) and groom (wearing uniform tunic with half brevet and medal ribbons) standing on the left with three bridesmaids standing to the right and two men standing behind. In the background a stone arched…

Wedding photograph
Full length portrait of an RAF officer wearing tunic with half brevet and medal ribbons next to his bride wearing wedding dress with bouquet. In the background an arched stone doorway. On the reverse '2.2.46, Tom Jones, Amy Ridsdale, Hambleton…

Twelve aircrew
Twelve airmen, eleven wearing battledress and the other a tunic, nine standing and three sitting in front. In the background part of a Hangar. On the reverse 'Seated l-R, Cadman, Edwards, Turtle. Standing 2nd L Davies, 3rd R McCallum. April 1956,…

Sergeant Tom Jones
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing uniform tunic with flight engineer brevet and side cap, On the reverse 'Aug 1943, RAF St Athan'.

Two flight engineers
Half length portrait of two officers wearing uniform tunics with flight engineer brevet, medal ribbons, and peaked caps, Side by side. Man on the left has pathfinder badge. On the reverse 'L-R, Thomas "Tom" Jones DFC, Roy Baker, May 1946, 1332 HCU…

Eight aircrew
Eight aircrew wearing battledress with peaked or side caps on top of a Lancaster, five on port inner engine, one in the cockpit and two sitting on top of fuselage behind cockpit. On the reverse 'PA964 MG-G, L-R Tom Jones, Steve Harper, Clive…

Eight aircrew
Two versions of the same item. In the distance a line of airmen in front of a Lancaster. On the reverse 'PA964 MG-G, L-R, Joe Naylor, Steve Harper, Dave Goodwin, Fred Phillips, Tom Jones, Stan Williamson, Clive Thurston, Ron Wynne, Sept 1944, 7…

Eight aircrew
Two versions of the same item. Eight airmen wearing battledress and peaked or side caps standing in line in front of a Lancaster. On the reverse 'L - R Fred Phillips, Dave Goodwin, Stan Williamson, Clive Thurston, Ron Wynne, Joe Naylor, Tom Jones,…

Eight aircrew
Two versions of same item. Eight airmen wearing battledress and peaked or side caps. Six standing by the rear fuselage door of a Lancaster and two sitting in the door. On the reverse 'L-R Steve Harper, Fred Phillips, Dave Goodwin, Clive Thurston,…

Eight aircrew
Two versions of the same item. Eight airmen wearing battledress and peaked or side caps standing in two lines in front of a Lancaster. On the reverse 'Front row L-R, Stan Williamson RAAF W/Op, Tom Jones RAFVR F/E, Ron Wynn RAFVY AG-MUP, Joe "Jonny"…

Thomas Jones personnel document
Contains personal details. medical details, postings, course and promotions as airman.
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