WENDELL L. JONES PAPERS

Manuscript MS-043

1941-1945

 

SOURCE: Juanice J. Still, 1984

SIZE: .3 linear feet

SHELVING UNITS: 5 file folders

PROCESSING: FPB, 1984

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection contains documents, clippings, memorabilia, and narratives documenting the experiences of Wendell Leon Jones (15 June 1926-8 July 1962) in World War II. Jones, a native of Worth County, Georgia, enlisted in the Navy while still in his teens. He was discharged from the Navy in May, 1945, having survived shipwrecks and numerous wounds.

 

CONTAINER LIST:

Folder: 1. Memorandum outlining naval operations for D-Day invasion, 27 May 1942

D-Day reminiscences of Wendell L. Jones

Jones' narratives on his experiences in W.W. II

Letter from Mrs. A.H. Bliss to Wendell Jones, 26 Oct 1944 seeking information on her husband missing in action) who was aboard the same ship, LST 531, as Jones

Purple Heart Citation, Wendell L. Jones, 1944

Commendation, Wendell L. Jones, 5 May 1944

2. British postage stamps

A Pocket Guide To France, US War Department publication

Form letters-noting Jones' arrival at naval bootcamp (no date) and discharge from the Navy, 11 May 1945

Correspondence regarding pension

School records, Worth County, GA, Public Schools

3. Clippings, 1941-1944

4-5. Correspondence, Wendell L. Jones, 1944 (written primarily from Naval hospitals during his recovery from wounds received in the sinking of his ship)

 

TRACINGS:

World War II

D-Day